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Penplusbytes launches oil and gas website
Posted on: 21-Jul-2013         Source: GNA
The International Centre for ICT Journalism (Penplusbytes), has launched an online platform dedicated to reporting on oil, gas and the extractive sector, to serve as a knowledge hub for journalists and Civil Society Organisations (CSO).

It forms part of Penplusbytes’ project, “Empowering the Media to Play an Active Watchdog Role over Ghana’s Oil and Gas Revenues and Resources” funded and technically supported by STAR Ghana.

Penplusbytes announced these in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Thursday.

It said Penplusbytes’ project sought to empower the media to play an active watchdog role on Ghana’s oil and gas revenues and resources.

The statement said the collaborative online platform (www.reportingoilandgas.org) was intended to bring together the media, industry experts, CSOs and other stakeholders in the oil and gas industry so that they could share knowledge and information towards enhancing transparency and accountability in the oil and gas sector.

It said the online platform “makes room for news from various categories as it provides a section for news from oil drilling companies, local news, news from project partners and news from around Africa.”

The statement said: “The platform also has a unique feature that allows publications, especially those on oil and gas regulations, reports from the Ministry of Finance, Public Interest Accountability Committee and other relevant state bodies.

“It is also mashed up with social media platforms such as youtube, twitter and facebook , for a wider reach and impact”, the statement indicated.