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Asiedu Nketia, John Boadu and NPP MP cited for abusive language on radio [ARTICLE]


This was amongst a number of findings in the July report of the Media Basis for West Africa’s (MFWA) election 2020 campaign language monitoring task.

The report also mentioned Benjamin Kofi Ayeh, former NPP MP for Higher Denkyira West as perpetrators of indecent language on radio.

Many others have been Oheneba Boamah Bennie, host of Accra-based Electricity FM’s The Battle Floor, and Mugabe Maase, host of Energy FM’s Inside Politics among some others.

In excess of the checking time period from July 1-31, 2020, a complete of 2,749 radio programmes were monitored on 35 picked radio stations across the state.

The programmes bundled news bulletins, and political/present-day affairs discussions aired on the 35 radio stations and a full of 66 indecent expressions were recorded by 36 people today.

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The 66 indecent expressions are made up of Insulting and Offensive comments Unsubstantiated allegations Inciting violence Gender-specific insults Expressions or Responses advertising Divisiveness and expressions endorsing Prejudice and Bigotry.

The 36 people who designed the indecent expressions featured on the radio programmes as hosts, discussants/panelists, interviewees, and a texter.

The NDC inside of this interval recorded the highest number of indecent expressions (27) with NPP and United Front Party (UFP) recording 13 and 3 indecent expressions respectively.

16 out of the 35 radio stations monitored recorded indecent expressions. Accra-primarily based Electricity FM recorded the maximum (22) indecent expressions on three of its significant programmes – Inside Politics (15), The Fight Grounds (6), and Dwaboase (1).

Ahotor FM also centered in Accra, recorded 7 (7) indecent expressions on its morning exhibit titled Adej kye mu nsem.

Accra-centered Oman FM followed with six (6) indecent expressions even though Kumasi-based Fox FM and Accra-based Ok FM recorded 5 (5) abusive expressions respectively.

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