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Desist from making your party affiliation open

A Tv and Radio Presenter at in him is life radio, Kwame Simon Arhin has called on journalists to desist from making their political affiliation opened.

Kwame Simon Arhin who is known in the media as Nana Kwame Asantenipapbi believes that journalism which is the fourth estate of the realm is respected and decent  profession.

Some media houses like Radio gold, Montie fm, Oman fm among others have declared their stance when it come to their political affiliation.

A radio show host Salifu Maase a.k.a. MugabeMugabe Maase have  had series of problems with some political parties, Ghanaians, Ministers of God  and the state over  comments he make on his shows.

Mugabe who is known to be in favour of the  oppositon Nationall Democratic Congress  goes on air and speak against the ruling New Patriotic Party.

He was recently  charged by the police with the publication of false news and offensive conduct to breach public peace.

He came to court Tuesday morning where there was a tight security presence but the case could not be heard because the judge at the Accra Circuit Court where he was to be arraigned is attending a conference in Koforidua.

But in  an interview with inhimisliferadio in Accra Nana Kwame Asantenipapbi noted that it is unethical for journalists to publicly reveal their political affiliations because the media is supposed to be the mouthpiece of the community and certain parts of the community will feel neglected or misrepresented.

He further stated “as a presenter a lot of people look up to you;they  follow you and all those who give you audience when you come on air are your followers and everything you say might influence them either positively or negatively.”

Nana Kwame Asantenipapabi explained that Ghanaians are very passionate when it comes to politics and being a presenter you may have audience from different political parties so declaring your party affiliation publicly will not be the best thing to do since you may loose your audience.

He entreated  journalists to be impartial as they possibly can, because their work affects the general public and shapes the opinions of many.

By:Victoria Soglo/inhimisliferadio

 

 

 

 

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