Posted: Thursday 22nd May 2014 at 13:06 pm

Kwesi Nyantki ignites debate; says English-speaking media more objective than local ones

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Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi has called for inquiry into perceived objectivity in Ghana’s English-speaking media as opposed to local-language counterpart.

“Why is there seeming objectivity in the English landscape than local media?”, he wondered in an interview on Peace FM Thursday.

His comments were borne out of concern that local media pay little respect to facts and lampoon him and others in their news and analysis programs.

According to the FA President, he has been a victim of unfair reportage and critique but suggested, the local-language media was the worse culprit.

He did not state specific examples of misreportage or biased critique.

Explaining further, he said it was curious that the same a media house with different outlets – English and Twi – shows different levels of regard for objectivity.

He refused to believe local language is second-rate to English.

There are about 39 radio stations in Greater Accra Region. About fifteen use English as the medium of communication. There is one French language while the remaining use Twi, Ghana’s most spoken local language and Ga. Story by Ghana|Myjoyonline.com|Edwin Appiah|[email protected]

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