Accra based Montie FM has for the second time topped the chart of stations in Ghana which use abusive expressions. A recent report by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) said the station topped the pack of stations that recorded the use of abusive expressions on their platforms with 83 incidents followed by Oman FM (54) and Happy FM (30).
Montie FM, in June 2016 was cited by MFWA for the same act. The recent report according to the foundation, covered the period of April-June, 2016.
The MFWA campaign language monitoring project is aimed at encouraging people to be measured in the use of language by naming and shaming those who use abusive expressions on radio.
According to the report, seven different categories of indecent expressions were used by officials, supporters and affiliates of seven political parties – New Patriotic Party (NPP), National Democratic Congress (NDC), Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), National Democratic Party (NDP), People’s National Congress (PNC), Convention People’s Party (CPP) and a group introduced as National Labour Party (NLP).
The report also explained, in total, unsubstantiated allegations were 127, insulting and offensive comments also127 were the most used indecent expressions during the quarter.
Other indecent expressions used during the period included provocative comments (52), remarks endorsing violence (20), remarks inciting violence (8), remarks promoting divisiveness (7) and tribal slurs (2).”
Within the period under review, a total of 343 indecent expressions were recorded over the three-month period.