The Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, has inaugurated the Judicial Press Corps

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  The Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, has inaugurated the Judicial Press Corps

The Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, has inaugurated the Judicial Press Corps with a name on reporters to showcase professionalism and equip themselves with the rudiments of courtroom docket reporting for correct reportage and powerful public education.

At a brief rite in Accra, the 27-member press corps turned into sworn in as regarded reporters for the insurance of instances associated with the courtroom docket and courtroom docket techniques withinside the country.

Speaking on the inauguration and the release of a guide to useful resource the paintings of the newshounds, Justice Anin Yeboah stated the formation of the click corps turned into any other bankruptcy withinside the dating among the Judiciary and the media.

Citizens knowledgeable

According to him, media practitioners round the arena done a important characteristic of retaining residents knowledgeable so as to maintain their leaders in check, make knowledgeable picks and take part withinside the increase in their democracies.

For this reason, the paintings of the media, he referred to, turned into vital for the survival of democracy, gazing that “with out the media freely practicing their craft, no democracy might survive”.

Justice Anin Yeboah referred to that during as a great deal as the liberty of the media had to be regarded and guarded as enshrined withinside the constitution, reporters should manual themselves with the expertise of ways the courtroom docket device operated.

He turned into, therefore, hopeful that the guide for reporters might assist the click corps and all participants of the media which have hobby in courtroom docket reporting.

Changes in media

The Chief Justice stated the modifications that had passed off withinside the media through the years thru the usage of technology, which made the media greater dynamic with numerous thrilling prospects.

“None folks ought to have expected that a media residence can be actually released with not anything greater than five inches of glass and plastic and are available to attain hundreds of thousands of people”, he indicated.

Advising the click corps to be correct of their courtroom docket reportage, Justice Anin Yeboah stated: “When records which isn't always authentic approximately pending instances is unfold approximately the judiciary, it undermines agree with in our paintings and eats away the very foundations of our republic”.

The Judiciary, he stated, required that records approximately the group be correct and dealt with with utmost care, and need to now no longer lie to the general public.


A Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice Dennis Adjei, who released the guide, defined that each career had its language and, as such, there has been the want for reporters who communicated on activities of the courtroom docket to be abreast of the language of the courtroom docket and speak withinside the language which turned into understood via way of means of the general public with out adulterating its meaning.

“The suitable use of terminologies via way of means of judges should be understood via way of means of the reporters to allow powerful communique with severa listeners and readers,” he stated.

The four-bankruptcy guide, he stated, turned into to construct the potential of skilled reporters to, amongst different things, apprehend the courtroom docket structure, its language and activities.


For his part, the President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Mr. Affail Monney, even as commending the Judicial Service for offering unfastened potential enhancement education for courtroom docket newshounds to beautify their reportage, expressed reservations approximately the common assaults meted out to reporters on courtroom docket premises which had turn out to be a dominant subject matter in positive high-profile instances.

“We urge our courtroom docket newshounds to take the guide for reporters because the expert Bible or Quran, internalise their content material and mirror them of their stories,” the GJA President stated.


For his part, the Chairperson of the National Media Commission (NMC), Mr. Yaw Boadu- Ayeboafoh, praised the Judicial Press Corps for coming collectively to proportion thoughts and beautify their paintings.

He counseled the click corps and reporters in widespread who document from the courtroom docket to teach themselves at the paintings and terminologies related to the Judiciary.


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