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Media Practitioners In Anambra Initiate 'Media Peace Day' Ahead Of Guber Election

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WRITTEN BY NGOZI OBILERI
Media practitioners in Anambra have introduced a programme called "Media Peace Day" as part of initiatives to ensure peaceful conduct of the coming governorship election in the state.

This was part of the resolution reached during a meeting of Media Executives in Awka.

The meeting attended by media executives and practitioners was aimed at strategizing on how to promote peace talks and messages geared towards ensuring that there is peace and stability before , during and after the election.

The event was organized by National Democratic Institute , NTI in collaboration with the BBC Media Action.

Addressing the participants, the Deputy Country Director of NTI , Barrister Raymond Esebagbon while appreciating the role of the media so far in promoting violence free elections which he said formed part of the reasons Anambra is calm despite all odds, said the meeting became imperative because of the need for a peaceful election in Anambra state, noting that it is a media programme.

On his part, the Programme Manager NTI, Mr Ben Aga, recalled that Media Peace Day was introduced in 2015 to raise awareness on the need for peaceful and successful election through dissemination of peace musics, talk shows, public service announcement and others.

The anchor person for BBC Media Action, Mr Leonard Aro, confirmed that Media Peace Day played a vital role during the 2015 general election, charging the media to be alive as usual to the task of sensitising the public on the need for peace during and after the election.

Media executives present, including the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the ABS Nze Uche Nworah used the occasion to outline programmes used by their various organizations to sensitized the people on the need for violence free election.

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