The media umbrella body, Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Tuesday held a ceremony to mark the 2021 edition of the World Press Freedom Day at its Headquarters in Accra.

World Press Freedom Day is observed every year on  May 3 to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, and to defend the media from attacks on their independence.

The event which was under the Theme, ’30 years Windhoek Declaration; Information as Public Good was addressed by the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; his Deputy Fatimatu Abubakar, USA Ambassador to Ghana Stephany Sullivan, Ronald  Strikker and United Nations; Resident Coordinator in Ghana Charles Abani.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the National Media Commission Dr Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo charged journalists to be responsible to synchronise with press freedom.

He said freedom of expression goes with responsibility.

Dr Boadu advised media personnel to publish rejoinders when they go wrong.

Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah delivers a key note address
Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
Chairman of the N.M.C Dr Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo who chaired the function
Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
Dr Yaw Boadu Ayebofo ( left) and Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
Vice of the Ghana Journalists Association Linda Asante Agyei
Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
Deputy Information Minister Fatimatu Abubakar (middle)
Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
United States Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie Sullivan delivers a solidarity message
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Netherland Ambassador to Ronald Striker
Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah hoists Ghana flag to mark the World Press Day
Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
Some of the female journalists who attended the event
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CID PRO ACP Juliana Obeng
Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
Managing Editor of the Daily Guide Fortune Alimi was among the senior journalist who graced the occasion
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Managing Editor the Daily Guide News Paper Fortune Alimi
Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
Vice president of the Ghana Journalists Association Linda Asante Agyei
Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
Mr. Abdourahamane Diallo UNESCO Representative
Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
Mr Oppong Nkrumah interacts with some of the invited guests after the event
Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
L-R Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, GJA president Linda Asante Agyei and UN Resident Coordinator
Photos: Ghana Journalists Association marks World Press Freedom Day
UN Resident Coordinator Charles Abani