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    THE GHANAIAN PRESS COUNCIL WAS INAUGURATED BY THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION, MR. OSEI-BONSU ??? ACCRA?

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    THE GHANAIAN PRESS COUNCIL WAS INAUGURATED BY THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION, MR. OSEI-BONSU ??? ACCRA ON JANUARY 11.

    MR. OSEI-BONSU SAID THAT THE PRESS COUNCIL WAS NOT ONLY BEING SET UP TO PROTECT PEOPLE FROM "THE MISDEEDS OF THE PRESS" BUT TO PROTECT THE PRESS FROM ATTEMPTS TO RESTRICT ITS FREEDOM UNJUSTIFIABLY. ANOTHER REASON WAS TO MAINTAIN THE "CHARACTER OF THE GHANAIAN PRESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HIGHEST PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS."
    THE COMMISSIONER SAID THAT THE IMPORTANCE AND USEFULNESS OF THE PRESS IN GHANIAN SOCIETY WAS WELL ESTABLISHED AND ACCEPTED. IT WAS FOR THE REASON, HE SAID, THAT THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL HAD SOUGHT TO GIVE THE PRESS THE FREEDOM AND ENCOURAGEMENT THAT IT NEEDED.

    HE SAID THAT IN HIS OPINION, THE IMMEDIATE FUNCTION OF THE COUNCIL WAS TO SETTLE STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOUR FOR THE PRESS IN GHANA.

    MR. OSEI-BONSU PRESENTED 240 NEW CEDIS (ABOUT GBP100 STERLING) TO THE COUNCIL AS A GIFT FROM THE N.L.C. AND ALSO GAVE A PERSONAL GIFT OF 200 NEW CEDIS TO THE COUNCIL TO BE PRESENTED AS AN AWARD TO THE BEST WRITER AND THE BEST CAMERAMAN OF THE YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8RDZNG4RDTZ3A8WX0B8BI91BF
    Media URN:
    VLVA8RDZNG4RDTZ3A8WX0B8BI91BF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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