Communications Minister Inaugurates a State-Of-The-Art Broadcasting Studio

The Minister for Communications, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has inaugurated a State-of-the-Art broadcasting studio for the Wisconsin International University College (WIUC) in Accra on Wednesday, 22nd April, 2019.
 
Speaking at the inauguration, she indicated that the media’s role was to assist the citizenry to abreast with authentic, accurate and fair information, adding that journalists should desist from using their mediums in publishing defamatory stories since that would help curtail the spread of false news and uphold the status of the media as a watchdog.
 
Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful however mentioned that the spate of online journalism has resulted in many bloggers circulating fake news, which were been used by mainstream media outlets in publishing inaccurate stories. She therefore underscored the need for the media to produce contents that would project good image of the country to the world, without bringing the nation into disrepute as the election was creeping. 
 
She again called on journalists to conform to the country’s libel law and urged WIUC lecturers to teach communication students to embrace ethics of the profession of journalism.
 
Honorable Ursula Owusu-Ekuful used the opportunity to laud management of the Wisconsin International University College for introducing communication course into the institution. 
 
The Vice Chancellor of WIUC, Professor Mike Obeng Mireku noted that the facility would not only provide students with practical learning experience but would also provide them with competitive edge in the globalised labour market, adding that the University has for the past 19 years invested in modern facilities and professional lecturers, who through their teaching expose learners to greater opportunities as entrepreneurs.
 
The Dean of the University, Professor Kwame Karikari, mentioned that the studio would help broaden the horizon of students, in order to meet the changing demands of the job market.
 
He added that the studio was equipped with top-notch multimedia equipment, indicating that much effort had been put in place to train students in ethical journalism to prevent the spreading of inaccurate information.