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Avoid Unnecessary Sensationalism – CJ Implores Media Practitioners

The Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo, has appealed to media practitioners to avoid unnecessary sensationalism in daily court reportage and ahead of the 2024 general elections.

 

                        

                                                                CJ making a point during the interaction

                          “You could be the breakers of the peace in elections and unnecessary sensationalism can trigger situations we have to solve.
                          Learn the intricacies of the legal aspects of elections and report accurately”, she said.   

 

                          

                                        Leader of the Judicial Press Corps Mr. Wilberforce A. Asare thanking
                                                                     the CJ on behalf of his colleagues

 

                          Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo gave the advice during her maiden interaction with members of the Judicial Press Corps
                          at the Chief Justice’s Conference Room in Accra. The event also saw the swearing-in of new members into the Judicial Press Corps.

 

                         

                                                                                        New members Sworn in

 

                           She acknowledged the crucial role of court reporting and how the right dissemination of information could shape public opinion
                           and understanding of the Judiciary and its role in a democratic state. She therefore appealed to them to understand the judicial
                           processes and prioritize accurate reportage over scoops. 

 

                         

                                            Members of the Judicial Press Corps and Officers of the  Judicial Service at the meeting

 

                             Justice Torkornoo further expressed profound gratitude for the exceptional work done by the Judicial Press Corps, in covering
                             the Judiciary/Judicial Service over the years. She used the opportunity to appeal for a more harmonious collaboration whiles
                             pledging to institute structures to facilitate the flow of information to the media from courts across the country.  

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