The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has charged broadcasters against playing the role of judges in their discussions.
He is urging them to be tolerant of varying views and opinions.
The former broadcaster made this call when he joined the United Nation Education, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO Ghana) and Farm Radio International to mark this year’s World Radio Day at the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT.
He said that he has noticed a trend in the media space where show host “want to force their opinions down the minds and ears of everybody else.”
The concept of diversity that we are preaching today means that for those of us who are anchoring these programs we must also be tolerant of other views and perspectives. We have to design our platform so that it encourages diversity of opinion from the marginalized so that we don’t end up being judges of the discussion” he stated.
World Radio Day is a day dedicated to celebrate Radio as a medium of improving international cooperation between broadcasters and to promote freedom of expression, access to information and gender equality.
This year marks the 9th edition of its celebration since its inception in 2012 and it was on the theme “Radio and Diversity”
Story by: Daniel Sackitey |universnewsroom.com