The core and eminent members spearheading the operations of the Media Foundation for West African(MFWA) and the National Media Commission(NMC) today held a stakeholders meeting with kessben media in advocating for free media expressions devoid of vulgarism and flaming utterances ahead of the forthcoming 2016 general elections.
The media in general is of late striving to distant itself from the tag of mischievous commentaries and tendentiousness festooned around it so as to restore the original credibility deemed it, with instances from the recent contemptuous statement by some political commentators of Montie FM in Accra.
These and many other flaws in the work of today’s media have therefore triggered the MFWA and NMC to organise stakeholders meeting with political parties, media houses etc to outline some precautionary measures to escape legal mitigations.
These includes the settings up of policies to guide the station’s routine activities
Educating the media regarding the house style of presentation and model of panelling commentators.
Internal orientations or training of staff/ reporters to befit the house style
Developing some strategic plans to guide the station’s visions and objectives.
Mr. Suleman Bramah, the Executive Director of MFWA passionately commended the entire kessben media for setting up the pace in exhibiting a high sense of professionalism in the media framework. He said, kessben FM per their daily supervisions and monitoring is displaying pure and unbiased journalism. He stated,” kessben is not giving us headache at all as compared to most radio stations in the country” .
This shows that,most media houses on daily basis make comments tantamount to libellous and slanderous statements.
Mr.Kwasi Gyan Apenteng, the chairman for the MFWA made a heartfelt appeal to the general public especially the various political parties and media houses to to weigh the gravity of their words before speaking in order to purify the political atmosphere to ensure a violence free election this year .
They were led by a delegation from kessben media to inspect the various operational studios and MFWA and NMC were amazed to witness an ultramodern television and radio studios of international standards at kessben media.
Story: Randy Jay Abubakar