As part of efforts to contribute to peaceful elections in Ghana, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) will on Friday July 29, 2016, hold a forum with radio presenters and programme hosts from across the country.
The forum under the theme: Countering Abusive Language on the Airwaves, the Role of Radio Hosts and Presenters will deliberate on emerging issues regarding media professionalism, campaign communication on radio as well as the role of Presenters in contributing to peaceful elections.
The forum which will be chaired by Prof. Kofi Agyekum, Professor of Linguistics and Dean of the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, will also create the platform to share insightful perspectives on how to deal with abusive language on radio.
This event forms part of the MFWA’s Campaign Language Monitoring project, Promoting Issues-based and Decent Language Campaigning for Peaceful Elections in Ghana. The MFWA’s campaign language project tracks the use of abusive campaign language on selected radio stations across the country. The project also monitors how radio presenters and show hosts of the target stations handle their programmes. The project names and shames politicians who use abusive language on radio stations; and presenters who allow their platforms to be used to abuse others.
The project is being implemented with funding support from OSIWA, STAR-Ghana, the Embassy of France in Ghana and the EU (through Socioserve-Ghana).
The forum with Radio Presenters and Programme Hosts is scheduled to take place at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Ridge – Accra at 4:00 p.m. prompt.