Abusive Language on Radio down by 38% in December

The Media Foundation for West Africa’s (MFWA) monitoring of radio campaign language in the month of December recorded a 38 percent reduction compared to the month of November.

The December 2016 monitoring recorded five (5) incidents of indecent expressions as against eight (8) in November, 2016.

The latest report covering the period December 1-31, 2016 monitored 1,297 programmes on 60 radio stations across the country. The programmes monitored included news bulletins, current affairs programmes and political discussion shows.

During the monitoring period, only three out of the sixty (60) radio stations were cited for the use of indecent expression on their platforms. The other 53, representing 95%, were not cited for the use of indecent expressions on their platforms.

Accra-based Montie FM was cited for three incidents while Oman FM and Ahotor FM followed with one recorded incident each.

Cummulatively, officials, supporters and affiliates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) made four (4) indecent expressions while an official of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was cited for the use of one indecent expression during the monitoring period.

The full report can be found here.

For more information, contact Abigail Larbi on 0244867047 or Dora B. Mawutor on 0246740358.

 

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