The School of Mass Communication and Journalism of the BlueCrest College will on Friday, 28 September 2018 hold a conference on the Right to Information (RTI).

The objective of the conference is to receive oral presentations from relevant personnel and
experts in respect of the International Right to Information day, which is held on 28 September each year across the world.

The conference will also present the opportunity for students and the general public to engage with astute media professionals who are to grace the occasion.

They include the able Political Historian and Chair of Journalism at the African University College of Communication, Prof. Nana Essilfie-Conduah, Seasoned Journalist and Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Mr. Kwesi Pratt Jnr, Deputy Editor of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Mr. Ernest Addo.

Other penalists gracing the occasion are, the Chairman of the National Media Commission, Mr. Kwasi Gyan Apenteng, and an industrious Free Lance Journalist and Former BBC Correspondent of Senegal, Mr. David Hecht.

The conference is scheduled to take place at the Auditorium of the BlueCrest College,
Kokomlemle-Accra at 02:00 PM.

The right to information is a fundamental human right guaranteed by the country’s 1992 Constitution and recognized as a right under the International Convention on Human Rights.

There have been calls by the Ghana Journalists Association and other civil society bodies for the quick passage of The Right to Information Bill (RTI) which has since been in parliament for the past 22 years.

The 1992 Constitution; Article 21 (1) (f) of the Constitution states “All persons shall have the right to information subject to such qualifications and laws as are necessary in a democratic society”.

By: Nuhu Mohammed
(BAMJ-BlueCrest College)

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