The New Media Association of Ghana was launched yesterday at the illustrious Number One Oxford Street Hotel & Suites, marking a significant milestone in the country’s media industry. This highly anticipated event brought together key stakeholders, experts, and enthusiasts who are passionate about the transformative power of new media.
The venue, known for its elegance and sophistication, provided the perfect backdrop for this momentous occasion. The launch aimed to shed light on the exciting opportunities and challenges faced by the media landscape in Ghana while highlighting the potential impact of the New Media Association of Ghana.
The Significance of the New Media Association of Ghana
The launch of the New Media Association of Ghana is set to usher in a new era of collaboration and innovation, promoting the responsible use of digital media platforms across the country. This groundbreaking initiative aims to:
1. Foster Industry Collaboration: By bringing together experts and professionals from various sectors of the media industry, the New Media Association of Ghana seeks to facilitate collaboration and knowledge-sharing. This will ultimately lead to enhanced standards, professional growth, and the cultivation of best practices in the field.
2. Champion Digital Literacy: Recognizing the increasing role of digital media in today’s society, the association aims to promote digital literacy in Ghana. It seeks to empower citizens with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the digital realm safely and effectively.
3. Drive Ethical New Media Practices: The association aims to establish ethical guidelines and standards within the realm of new media. By encouraging responsible and transparent practices, it strives to build public trust and ensure the dissemination of credible information.
4. Advocate for Industry Recognition: The New Media Association of Ghana will serve as a unified voice to advocate for the recognition and validation of the role played by new media in Ghana. It seeks to engage policymakers, partners, and the public to create an environment that fosters growth and development in the sector.
The Launch: A New Frontier
The launch event held at the Number One Oxford Street Hotel & Suites was an evening filled with anticipation, energy, and remarkable insights.
Hosting distinguished guests from the media industry and beyond, the event featured engaging panels and captivating presentations that highlighted the need for the New Media Association of Ghana.
Speeches were given by the Deputy Minister of Information, Honourable Fatimatu Abubakar and the President of Ghana Journalist Association Mr. Albert Dwumfour.
Some industry players and media practitioners like Abeiku Santana, Papa Bills, Serwaa Amihere, Keche, Kwaw Kese, Efia Odo, Jackie Appiah and others come through to support the launch.
The keynote address, delivered by renowned Ghanaian blogger and the secretary of the association Jagbesie Suliah Jibriel , set the tone for the evening. His impassioned speech emphasized the immense potential of new media in driving societal change, empowering marginalized voices, and fostering inclusive growth.
The president of the New Media Association of Ghana, Mr. Eugene Osafo-Nkansah known widely as Nkonkonsa, unveiled the strategic vision for the association and highlighted the key objectives it intends to achieve. He reiterated the commitment of the association to empower media professionals, promote industry collaboration, and champion ethical practices.
Q: Who can join the New Media Association of Ghana?
A: The association welcomes media professionals, influencers, content creators, journalists, digital marketers, and anyone interested in promoting responsible and impactful new media practices.
Q: How can one get involved with the New Media Association of Ghana?
A: Interested individuals can visit the association’s official social media handles to learn more about membership benefits, application procedures, and upcoming events.
Q: Will the association organize training programs for digital literacy?
A: Yes, the New Media Association plans to organize training programs and workshops to enhance digital literacy across Ghana.
Q: How can the New Media Association benefit Ghana’s media landscape?
A: By fostering collaboration, driving ethical practices, promoting digital literacy, and advocating for industry recognition, the association aims to elevate Ghana’s media landscape and empower its professionals.
The launch of the New Media Association of Ghana sets a promising precedent for the future of the country’s media landscape. With its focus on collaboration, digital literacy, ethics, and industry recognition, this association will undoubtedly play a vital role in shaping the industry’s trajectory.