Araba Koomson speaks on preparation of Ghanaian media ahead of Election 2020

Araba Koomson speaks on preparation of Ghanaian media ahead of Election 2020

- Araba Koomson, a renowned Ghanaian journalist with the Multimedia Group, has revealed how prepared the media is to take on Election 2020

- According to Araba, a lot of media houses have moved away from simply projecting political parties, to speaking on hard policies on the ground, which shows they are poised

- Araba also advised fellow journalists to always put out information with accuracy inasmuch as they want to put it out speedily

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Popular Ghanaian mainstream journalist, Joy News’ Araba Koomson, has spoken regarding the readiness of the media to adequately tackle the 2020 Election.

In an interview with YEN.com.gh's Philip Abutiate, Araba indicated that she is confident about the media's preparedness, judging by the fact that several media houses have been very diligent in the reportage so far.

According to Araba, there has been a shift from the norm of simply projecting political parties to speaking about the hard issues and policies politicians want vote over.

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When asked how media houses should guard against bringing out false information, particularly as it can mislead people in an election era, the astute TV personality indicated that there should be a thorough crosscheck before any information is put out.

Recalling some of her past experiences, Araba Koomson recounted her work as a fresh journalist in 2000 when she had to sleep on the job for two days continuous without showering.

"Accuracy is the name of the game. As journalists, you must make you put out information with accuracy in that as much as you want to put it out speedily," she said.
Araba Koomson speaks on preparation of Ghanaian media ahead of Election 2020

Araba Koomson speaks on preparation of Ghanaian media ahead of Election 2020 Source: Twitter, @Iarabakoomson, Ghanaweb.com
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Meanwhile, Ghanaians have created a viral trend on Twitter with the hashtag 4MoreToStealMore amid the latest development that Ghana's special prosecutor, has resigned

On Monday, November 16, 2020, news broke of the resignation of Ghana's first special prosecutor, Martin Alamisi Benz Kaiser Amidu and many have been indicating that it proves the Nana Addo government has a lot to hide.

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In the trend that is already catching a lot of attention, many have cited other incidents under the Nana Addo reign that shows if he's given four more years, he might simply continue in the same trend.

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