- Professor Kwame Kakari, has said the BBC’s sex for grades documentary does not fit to be called a journalistic piece
- He said the method employed by the BBC in producing the documentary cannot be used by them [BBC] in other parts of the world
- According to him, we accept everything because we are seen as jokes
Founder of the Media Foundation for West Africa, Professor Kwame Kakari, has said the BBC’s sex for grades documentary does not fit to be called a journalistic piece.
According to him, the method employed by the BBC in producing the documentary cannot be used by them [BBC] in other parts of the world including the UK, Europe and the USA.
Speaking to Starr News , he said because we as ourselves are not working hard enough to pick ourselves from the ground, we are at the backs of everybody’s jokes.
“I have a difficulty accepting that the method of creating a scenario and calling it journalism can be accepted as journalism. I’m wondering if the BBC would apply the same method to subjects in the UK or in Europe or in North America. I’ve not seen the BBC using this method of somebody posing as a journalist, exposing something, and the BBC covering that journalist.”
“In investigative journalism, the journalist is known by the subject that the journalist is investigating, in other words the journalist doesn’t hide. So how come the BBC is saying they are creating a scenario on one hand and calling it what it claims to be?,” he quizzed.
Two lecturers of the University of Ghana have been interdicted over the documentary which accused bot of them of abusing their positions and sexyally harrasing students.
In other news, Amid the recent ‘sex for grades' exposé in West African universities by BBC Africa Eye, several victims of sexual harassment are coming out to share their experiences irrespective of their gender.
The latest is Dr Emmanuel Acheampong, a senior lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Business School.
According to ghanaweb, Dr Acheampong disclosed in an interview with Ahotor FM monitored by DailyNewsGhana.com that a female student in one of the universities in the country, where he works as a part-time lecturer offered him sex for grades.
While he says the incident did not happen in GIMPA, Dr Acheampong revealed the lady was ''a Nigerian student''.
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