STATEMENT: National Media Commission Calls On Media To Refrain From Political Advertising 24 Hours Before Voting


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The National Media Commission have called on the media to refrain from airing any political advertising on the final day before voting in the country, as per the nation’s laws.
With less than a day till Ghanaians go to the polls December 7, political activities are banned by law, and by extension, political advertising.
In a statement signed by Executive Secretary George Sarpong, the Commission called on the media to adhere to the law, as well as the Commission’s guidelines on such activity.
Read statement below…
NMC CAUTIONS MEDIA ON POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AND ADVERTISING 24 HOURS TO ELECTIONS AND ON ELECTION DAY
Accra-December 6, 2016 -The National Media Commission wishes to remind the media of the need to avoid political campaign in the media 24 hours to elections and on election day in line with the Electoral Commission’s requirements. This also includes suspension of political advertising in line with the NMC’s Guidelines on Political Advertising.
The NMC equally wishes to encourage the media to exercise caution in the choice of radio and TV panelists or commentators to avoid inflaming passions and inciting violence before, during and after the elections.


Nii Smiley Byte, Managing Editor
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