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Digital media practitioners hold roundtable in Awka

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The Association of Digital Media Core Advocates (ADMCA) is set to host a media round-table discussion in Awka, Anambra State capital under the theme, Good Governance, and Role of Media.

Scheduled to hold on Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020, at Cosmila Hotels, Okpuno Awka, by 11am, participants will be drawn from different media organisations, which cut across the electronic, print, and the online media platforms. The event is specifically designed to appraise governance in Anambra, and further, discuss the role of media as good governance watchdogs.

The event will witness the launch of The Good Governance Index as a uniform tool to assess the impact of governance in the State. The media parley will also x-ray role of media practitioners in the state in promoting participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable, inclusive government, and the rule of law.

Speaking ahead of the event, ADMCA National President, Ogbuefi Harris Chuma said the media parley is out to foster and ensure a well-coordinated, organised and sanitised online media industry in Anambra.

Ogbuefi Chuma said the 2021 governorship pre-election activities in Anambra are gradually gaining momentum, and online and traditional media practitioners in the state are expected to focus on the areas of monitoring the activities of individuals and political parties, using all media platforms to create awareness on the need for politicians not to heat up the polity. 

“To effectively observe the political activities going on in the state, ADMCA will also deploy opinion Influencers, thought leaders, bright, intelligent, resourceful, eloquent, and finest reporters across the 21 local government areas in the State as part of our efforts towards recording pre-gubernatorial elections activities. We enjoin the political actors to play by the INEC rules and regulations, and avoid heating up the polity,” he said.


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