BBC’s ‘sex for grades’ not journalism – Karikari

Prof. is the dean of scientific tests communication reports at Wisconsin University in Accra

Communications professor and founder of the Media Basis for West Africa Kwame Kakari claims the BBC’s sexual intercourse for documentary does not in shape to be called a journalistic piece.

In accordance to him, the method employed by the BBC in producing the documentary are unable to be made use of by them [BBC] in other elements of the entire world including the United kingdom, Europe and the United states of america.

Talking to Starr Information Ibrahim Alhassan Wednesday, he said “I have a problem accepting that the system of developing a circumstance and calling it journalism can be approved as journalism. I’m pondering if the BBC would use the very same method to topics in the United kingdom or in Europe or in North America. I’ve not seen the BBC utilizing this method of somebody posing as a journalist, exposing a little something, and the BBC masking that journalist.”

“In investigative journalism, the journalist is regarded by the topic that the journalist is investigating, in other words and phrases the journalist doesn’t hide. So how occur the BBC is saying they are creating a situation on a person hand and calling it what it claims to be?,” he quizzed.

When asked if Africa has turn out to be a goal for the Western media, he explained “anything goes in Africa as considerably as the west is concerned about Africa. Not only the west, but most areas of the world. Simply because we as ourselves are not doing the job tough more than enough to decide ourselves from the ground. We are at the backs of everybody’s jokes and it does not shock me.”

Two lecturers of the University of Ghana have been interdicted in excess of the documentary which accuses them of abusing their positions.

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Most vilified President statement: What’s your evidence – Pratt asks Prof. Karikari

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Kwesi Pratt Historyengage in video clipEditor-in-Chief, Perception Newspaper – Kwesi Pratt

Former Executive Director of the MFWA and Dean of School of Communications at the Wisconsin University, Prof. Kwame Karikari has been called out to produce empirical evidence for pinpointing two previous Presidents as the most vilified leaders in Ghana’s political place.

Veteran journalist and Editor-in-Chief of the Perception Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt charged the Prof. Karikari to offer empirical basis for his utterances because his position as a community determine places a lot of onus on him and for folks to easily accept his pronouncements.

Mr. Pratt, even though speaking on Metro TV’s ‘Good Early morning Ghana’ reiterated that as a former practitioner, Prof. Karikari statements such as these could only be still left at that if it ended up an feeling.

He even more discussed that producing such pronouncements primarily on the platform of the 70th anniversary of the Ghana Journalists Affiliation could make it extra plausible and therefore urged his colleague to offer evidence.

“…Prof. Kwame Karikari is a person of the most revered lecturers when it arrives to and has also been a practitioner. For that reason, when he speaks it should to have a good deal of body weight. And it ought to carry a large amount of weight simply because there is a typical perception that what he suggests is backed by empirical proof.

I’m wondering no matter whether there is any empirical proof to assistance the assert that the most vilified heads of condition we have had are Jerry John Rawlings and the latest Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo.”

“For he, when he occupies public house, primarily when he’s offered the 70th-anniversary of the Ghana Journalists Association is intended to be speaking from empirical basis… if it’s an view, indeed it is an view you can depart it at that level. But I’m asking yourself what empirical basis there is for that suggestion that the two most vilified heads of point out are former President JJ Rawlings and current President Nana Akufo-Addo” he quizzed

Prof. Karikari on Tuesday through the 70th Anniversary General public Lecture of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) intimated that “Jerry John Rawlings and Nana Akufo-Addo have been the most significant victims of political insults in our politics nowadays.”

Rawlings, Akufo-Addo biggest victims of politics of insults – Prof. Karikari

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Professor Kwame Karikari   Media Freedomformer Director of the Media Basis for West Africa, Prof Kwame Karikari

It is really evident that the political landscape in Ghana has in a person way or the other been tainted with and demoralizing diction producing fear for successive generations.

This phenomenon irrespective of its demerits has been made use of as a political device for some politicians and political parties in the place around the yrs.

In this regard, Professor Kwame Karikari has named former President Jerry John Rawlings and sitting President Nana -Addo as the largest victims of politics of insults in the fourth republic.

In accordance to the previous Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), successive presidents the region has manufactured have taken turns being victims of political insults but former President Rawlings and President Akufo-Addo have suffered the worst types of vilification in the political landscape.

“In my estimation, the two individuals who have fallen victim to this kind of issue most profoundly are Jerry John Rawlings and Nana Akufo-Addo. They have been the greatest victims of political insults,” he emphatically stated.

He was nonetheless rapid to acknowledge Ghana’s to start with president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah as the worst sufferer of these types of political attacks of all time.

“…Of course the most significant politically insulted persona has generally been Kwame Nkrumah, but in our time these two folks have had the worst of the political communication that has been in the airwaves for some time.”

In attempting to offer an explanation to the flourishing phenomenon of political insults he reported, “the beginning of political radio and the introduction of serial callers, and this is also accentuated by new entrants political buyers in media entering into the new media we have, that is radio and tv. And consequently applying these media to do propaganda. Which is dominated by persona attacks and insults”.

Social gathering press is lifeless

Prof Karikari even though recounting memories on the increase of new sorts of journalism and the diminishing relevance of pro-government and partisan information outlets over the past several years emphatically stated that professional-governing administration and partisan push is dead.

In his estimation, even even though quite a few efforts are staying manufactured by some individuals to revive some partisan news shops, the birth of other forms of journalism which have built quite significant impacts have overridden their impacts.

“…first of all, there is the loss of life of the bash press…I think that effectively, the occasion push is useless…” He mentioned.

Professor Kwame Karikari was talking at the GJA 70th anniversary community on the theme, ‘Journalism yesterday and nowadays: Repositioning media with technology’.

Prof. Kwame Karikari To Deliver Maiden GJA 70th Anniversary Public Lecture

Prof. Kwame Karikari To Deliver Maiden GJA 70th Anniversary Public Lecture

ACCRA, September 5, 2019 (GJA) – PROF Karikari, the Dean of the College of Communication Studies of Wisconsin International College Faculty, Ghana, is scheduled to provide the first Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) 70th Anniversary on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

The public lecture, which will acquire area at 3 pm at Alisa Hotel, North Ridge, Accra, is on the matter: “ yesterday and currently: Repositioning media with technology”.

It is the 1st of three general public lectures lined up by the GJA, on the guidance of its 70th Anniversary Countrywide Setting up Committee (NPC), to examine pertinent concerns in the media landscape.

The general public lecture is expected to be attended by media practitioners, lecturers, politicians, civil modern society activists and representatives of international companions of the GJA.

It will be chaired by renowned journalist and statesman, Ms. Elizabeth Ohene.

The matter for the general public lecture seeks to assess the efficiency of the media in the earlier and existing and assess how technologies could be employed by the media in get to be more impactful less than the present-day dispensation.

Prof Karikari is also the Chairman of the Board of the state-owned Graphic Communications Group Confined (GCGL) previous Director-Typical of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) previous Director of the Faculty of Communication Reports, College of Ghana, and founder of Media Basis for West Africa (MFWA), a media rights group in the sub-location.

With these sound credentials, he amply and deservedly fits the bill to offer with the matter on hand for GJA’s very first 70th Anniversary Public Lecture.

The National Govt of the GJA wishes to specific profound gratitude to the Administration of Alisa Hotel for accepting to host the party as a sponsorship package deal to support the Platinum Anniversary.


Kofi Yeboah

(Typical Secretary)