Abusive Language on Radio in August: Anyidoho Shares Top Spot with Akua Donkor, Owusu Bempah

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has released its latest language monitoring report covering the month of August. During the month, a total of 39 incidents of indecent expressions were recorded on a total of 1,223 radio programmes monitored on 60 radio stations across the country.

Overall, Mr. Koku Anyidoho, Deputy General Secretary of the NDC topped the list of individuals who made indecent expressions during the period. He was cited for 4 different incidents of indecent expressions, the largest by an individual during the period.

Other top users of abusive language in August were Madam Akua Donkor, flagbearer of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Mr. Ernest Owusu Bempah, Communications Director of the NDP, Mr. Hopeson Adorye and Uncle Ebo, both members of the NPP, all with 3 incidents each.

Cumulatively, officials, supporters and affiliates of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) made a total of 16 indecent expressions, followed by officials, supporters and affiliates of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) who made a total of seven (7) indecent expressions, National Democratic Party (NDP) with 3 incidents, Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) with 3 incidents and People’s National Convention (PNC) with 1 incident recorded

As far as radio stations are concerned, Accra-based Happy FM topped the pack of stations that recorded the use of abusive expressions on their platforms with 17 out of the 39 incidents, followed by Neat FM and Tamale-based Radio Justice with 4 incidents each.

The full report with other details on other individuals who used indecent expressions and the radio stations that recorded these incidents can be found here.

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

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