The Media Foundation for West Africa will on Tuesday April 12, 2016 meet stakeholders in Accra to validate the instrument developed for the tracking and reporting of abusive campaign language on radio ahead of the 2016 elections in Ghana.
The meeting will bring together representatives from political parties, the media, National Peace Council, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), the Electoral Commission of Ghana, National Media Commission, Ghana Journalists Association and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
The validation meeting is for stakeholders to familiarise themselves with the instrument and make inputs and recommendations where necessary. Stakeholders will also validate an Elections Communications Guide, developed to guide political actors and media in using decent campaign language on radio. The meeting is scheduled to take place at the Paloma Hotel in Accra at 10am prompt.
About 70 radio stations are expected to be monitored for hate speech during the project with reports issued every two weeks. Monitors have already been recruited in all ten regions of Ghana and monitoring starts in April.