President Coffey believes that the misuse of content is a worrying situation that has generated serious concerns, debates and is even causing havoc in some sectors of the public.
President Coffey made the remarks at a ceremony marking the end of a week-long training for webmasters of several media institutions organized by the World Bank Country Office.
President Coffey admonished webmasters to use the new skills to properly manage their websites and ensure the use of contents that are in the interest of the public.
Mr. Coffey added that the views and images portrayed must drive development agenda, expose ills in the society, while bringing dividends to the public and not to be used for different reasons that may bring the country into public ridicule.
Meanwhile, the Publisher of the Inquirer Newspaper, Philip Wesseh, said that he does not want the media websites to appear like “Face book” where regard for content and acceptable language standards are ignored.
He warned against “horserace journalism” where a media house will want to be the first to break the news without checking the facts.
The long time media practitioner hailed the World Bank for the training, saying they look forward to additional trainings to enhance capacity within the media.