over the sudden increase of telenovelas and explicit sex scenes on television channels in the country.
He said the dumping of telenovelas and the decline of standards on Ghana’s screens deserve immediate attention.
Speaking at the swearing-in of five new members of the National Media Commission (NMC) in Accra on Monday, the Supreme Court judge told the new executive to consider a strict enforcement of the Broadcasting Bill to strengthen the content monitoring and regulation of the electronic media and to bring sanity and decency in sections of the media.
“The damage all this inflicts on the moral centre of the youth in particular is incalculable, in this respect, article 164 of the Constitution which imposes national security, national morality and public order restrictions on the media begs for strict enforcement,” Justice Anin Yeboah stated.
The Supreme court judge said “it is sad that these regulations remain paper tigers” while professional excesses and ethical misconduct assume alarming proportions.
He was optimist the expertise, knowledge and semblance of the new members would be brought to bear on the operations of the commission and the media industry as a whole.
The newly elected five members of the National Media Commission (NMC) were Editor, Daily Searchlight Newspaper Ken Agyei Kuranchie, MP for Adenta Yaw Boaben Asamoah, Director of Newspaper Publications at the Graphic Communications Group Yaw Boadu“ Ayeboafoh, Professor Audrey Gadzekpo of the University of Ghana and Kwame Ayimadu, representing parliament.