EA Media Production will hold a global Africa media communications summit on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in Accra
Stories, Standards, Sex are the themes for the summit.
The two part summit features top names in Ghana’s broadcast media including Kojo Yankson, Host of Joy FM99.7’s Super Morning Show; Benard Avle, Host of Citi Breakfast Show on Citi FM97.3; Anita Erskine – Host of Starr Drive on Starr FM103.5 and Host and Executive Producer on Viasat 1.
According to EA Media Productions Director, Esther Armah, “These 3s’s – stories, standards and sex – are at the heart of Ghana’s media.
Armah, who is also a media lecturer at Webster University and host of the groundbreaking ‘The Spin’, a weekly radio talk show produced in Ghana airing in Nigeria and across the US. Armah further stated that : “Media is power, it is influence. It can inform, transform, shape ideas. And it can misinform. Look at sex. The way we report issues around sex – the language, the focus – needs attention. Particular examples are how we report issues of sexual assault, rape and defilement. That’s why we’re having The Great Sex in the Media Debate.”
Part 2 of the summit is called ‘Change the Conversation: The Great Sex in the Media debate’. It is a panel discussion featuring Benard Avle and Kojo Yankson.
It will be moderated by Esther Armah, with an introduction by producer and broadcaster, Esi Arhin. It takes place at Alisa Hotel.
The focus will be on engaging men in conversations on sex, sexual assault and rape – and inviting men in the media to use their influence to report these stories with more care.
“Right now, we shame, blame, ridicule women and girls with these stories. What if we engaged boys and men on the issue of consent? Do that and you can reduce the numbers of defilement, rape, sexual assault.” Armah adds: “However much you teach Ghanaian girls and women about sex and sex education, rape can’t stop unless we actively engage boys and men too. Media has a powerful role to play here.”
Part 1 of the summit is called Vision Breakfast. It features all women panelists and is for an all women audience. “Women are half of Ghana’s population. Shouldn’t we be half of Ghana media ‘s conversation?” says Armah. She adds: “Women are good business, we are a market that our media is still not fully tapping or engaging. How do we change that?”
“Our untold stories, our standards and how we negotiate sex in this industry are on the table for discussion at Vision Breakfast, “ Armah continued.
Panelists include Anita Erskine – Starr FM & Viasat1; Nana Akosua Hanson – Host YFM; Nana Ama Agyemang Asante – Co-Host Citi Breakfast Show, Citi FM; Dr Augustina Amakye – Prime Communications Consultancy; Esi Arhin – Producer /Broadcaster; Kinna Likimani – Ghana Decides.
The line up for the programme is below :
Wednesday June 15th Re:Imagine – a global Africa media communications summit
Part 1 Vision Breakfast Webster University, Cantonments 9am sharp-11am
Part 2 Change the Conversation: Alisa Hotel, Accra 6pm sharp – 8.30pm
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Source: EA Media Production