Try Not To Talk When Angry – NMC Chairman


Mr Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh, Chairman, National Media Commission (NMC), has prompted media experts and people in general, especially political entertainers and activists, to be aware of their expressions.

“Think about the ramifications of your announcements before you express them, he stated, including, “That is the reason we prompt that when you are extremely, furious, you ought not talk. Since when you are irate and you need to talk, all that you state may not be acceptable.”

The NMC Chairman was tending to a workshop sorted out by the National Peace Council and the National Media Commission, with help from the Danish International Development Agency, in Accra.

The workshop approved draft Guidelines on Hate Speech, a report expected to help the media and those drawing in the media to distinguish scorn discourse and check it.

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The Guidelines on Hate Speech, when at long last dispatched, will hence assist with getting discipline public correspondence.

Mr Boadu-Ayeboafoh said media professionals ought to guarantee that whatever they said depended on realities that could be shielded anyplace.

He said similarly as a columnist would talk with their relatives in a serene and proper way, they ought not hurt individuals’ sensibilities and sensitivities when they tended to individuals from people in general.

Maulvi Mohammed Bin Salih, Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana, said disdain discourse was a danger that sabotaged social union, dissolved shared qualities, and upset harmony and steadiness.

“Scorn discourse is in itself an assault on resistance, consideration, variety and the very pith of our basic freedoms standards and standards,” he said.

He said the media were the channel which culprits of scorn discourse used to spread their evil purpose against focused gatherings.

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He energized media house proprietors, writers, correspondents, and commentators to tidy up the media space of each type of disdain discourse.

Mr Sulemana Braimah, Executive Director, Media Foundation for West Africa, beseeched writers to value their extraordinary function as the fourth arm of government and utilize their situation to support the vote based cycle and public turn of events.

Mr George Amoh, Executive Secretary, National Peace Council, said Ghanaians should see each other as neighbors and seek after resilience as the country arranged for the overall political decision.

“Variety is significant. In variety, you will discover individuals who hold sees not quite the same as yours. That ought not trigger hostility. We should want to exist together,” he said.