The Media Foundation for West Africa is convening a meeting to engage Political Party Communicators on an Elections Communication Guide developed by the MFWA to promote issues-based and decent campaigning ahead of the 2020 elections in Ghana.
The event scheduled for Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Tomreik Hotel in Accra at 9am prompt, will bring together the Communication Directors of the political parties; governance, media and language experts; the National Media Commission (NMC); the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA); The National Peace Council; the Ghana Community Radio Network (GCRN); the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA); academics; CSOs and the media.
The meeting will amongst other things validate the Elections Communication Guide to help political party communicators to articulate their issues, ideologies and manifestoes devoid of hate speech and other indecent expressions. The meeting will also be used to validate the Elections Communication Guide.
This activity is part of MFWA’s project on Promoting Decent Language and Issues-based Campaigning for Peaceful Elections in Ghana in 2020. It involves the monitoring of radio stations to name perpetrators of hate speech and other indecent expressions, and the radio stations that allow such expressions on their platforms.
In Ghana, the project is currently being implemented with funding support from STAR Ghana Foundation and OSIWA. The project is also being implemented in Cote d’Ivoire and Niger with funding support from OSIWA.