24 April 2020 – President advises media organisations to stop the spread of fake news and “allow science to do the talking”

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Media/Arts/Culture
Intervention Categories: Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Media, the President

Overview: The President met with the National Media Commission, the Ghana Journalists Association, the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association, the Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana, and the State-Owned media organisations and advised them to avoid misinformation and fake news but ‘allow science to do the talking’ as far as news on COVID 19 is concerned
Full details here: http://presidency.gov.gh/index.php/briefing-room/news-style-2/1574-covid-19-let-the-scientists-do-the-talking-not-the-politicians-president-akufo-addo-to-the-media

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The President explained that he has experts like Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Nsiah Asare, and the Co-ordinator of the Ghana Covid-19 Task Force, Dr Asamoah Baah who are all experienced health professionals and to advise government and also explain matters to the public.He advised the media to do same