THIS IS WHY THE DEP. MINISTIER’S STATEMENT ON RATE OF FALSEHOOD IN THE GHANIAN MEDIA IS RATHER FALSE – HERE ARE SOME FACTS

MFWA**** A total of 11,498 media content (programmes and publications) scientifically monitored on 40 media outlets by MFWA, in May, June and July, 2014. Media outlets monitored are made up of 25 radio stations,10 newspapers and 5 news websites.

**** From the 11, 498, a total of 373 incidents of ethical violations have been recorded. This means that less than 4% of content contained ethical violations. Violations that are tracked and recorded include bias, non-separation of facts from opinion, accuracy, balance, fairness etc. This is not to justify the violations, even one percent should not be acceptable, but facts are facts.

**** Yes, 40 media outlets may be less than 10% of the total number of media houses. But the composition of the 40 that are being monitored is critical:

RADIO includes: Joy FM, Citi FM, Peace FM, Adom FM, Oman FM, Radio Gold, Okay FM, Fox FM, Angel FM, Classic FM, North Star, Radio Justice, Jubilee Radio etc. I think these are among the once the Ministers listen to/monitor.

NEWSPAPERS being monitored include: Daily Graphic, Daily Guide, Palaver, Statesman, Enquirer, Chronicle,Today, Finder. I am sure these are among the newspapers ministers read/monitor

WEBSITES: spyghana.com, myjoyonline.com, ghanaweb.com, peacefmonline.com,radioxyzonline.com, citifmonline.com. These are arguably the six biggest local content news websites.

So which media has the Honourable minster been monitoring that have 90% of their content being false???? Let’s not Court more hatred for the media!!!!

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