Soccer News of Saturday, 24 May 2014


English-speaking media more objective - Nyantakyi

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 on 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 some of the media houses with different outlets – English and Twi – show 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.