Ghana: Citizen Kofi media dialogue series

By Peterking Quaye reporting for – Ghana – Dr Kofi Amoah and the management of Citizen Kofi invite you to the second edition of the ground breaking and thought-provoking Citizen Kofi Media Dialogue Series on Friday February 25, 2011.

The Citizen Kofi Media Dialogue Series is a monthly soirees for journalists to review the performance of journalists. It will take place on the last Friday of every month. It is our expectation that through this platform, our cross examination of our performances, individually and collectively, would result in better output for our national development.

With a theme  “Where has the exercise of discretion gone as insults take over the print and airwaves?” and comes off in the Hollywood Lounge at Citizen Kofi, Osu and Moderator for the series is , Dr Emmanuel Akwetey,Screening of Highlights of Anas Aremeyaw Anass Enemies of the State .February in Retrospect: Sammy Bartels ,Speakers: Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Kwaku Sekyi Addo (TBC), Bright Blewu, ,Ransford Tetteh, Dr Kofi Amoah, Dr Emmanuel Akwetey

The dialogue saw speaker Kwaku Sakyi-Addo and Ana Aremeyaw ,speak on the months news headline and Anase defending his state funding of his investigation.He was firm on the view that “even if the state sponsored his investigation,he does not compromise with his editorial position in presenting his story or investion revelations to the state . Also Mr. Sekyi-Addo also lashed at mediamen who turnup to events for only the purpose of money .He labelled then as ‘free-range journalism’ and not freelance journalism many of them claim to be doing .

The maiden citizen Kofi media dialogue successfully took off in January at the plush Citizen Kofi Premises on the last Friday of January, 2011 with an overwhelming response from the media practitioners, consumers of media information, academia and opinion leaders.  Our dialogue steps it up this month to examine the following issues critical to our development as a country.The increasing spate of insults on media platforms and its effects on our national development .The controversy over the states collaboration in a journalist work to expose corruption. How far should there be such collaboration? What is wrong with it? Is it ethical? What is the GJAs position on the matter?

Sponsored by Citizen KofiSupported by Media Foundation for West Africa GJA – World Bank Ghana Office