NDC, Montie FM top abusive language list for June

NDC, Montie FM top abusive language list for June

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) emerged top of June’s edition of the foul language monitoring report.

The report put together by the Ghana-based Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), screens various media outlets for abusive language ahead of the 2016 elections.

Party officials, members and known supporters of the governing NDC made a total of 49 comments which were considered foul and divisive.

This marks the first time the party has top the list; pushing the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) into second place with 27 incidents.

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The NDC’s rise could be attributed to the shocking, and contemptuous comments made during a radio show on Montie FM (linked to the party) against judges of the Supreme Court.

The host of the show, Salifu Maasse (alias Mugabe) along with two panellists were convicted earlier this week by the Supreme Court; awaiting sentencing.

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Mugabe alone was cited for 27 infractions and as such was the most abusive individual in June.

Overall, 129 cases were recorded when over 2000 radio shows were closely monitored on over 50 stations in the country.

Montie FM topped the list of radio stations where abusive language was recorded (43), followed by pro-opposition Oman FM (18) and pro-NDC Radio Gold (16).

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