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NMC Appoints new GBC Director-General

The National Media Commission has appointed Dr. Kwame Akuffo Anoff-Ntow as the new Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).

His appointment takes effect from November 1, 2016, an official statement from the Commission said.

Dr. Anoff-Ntow has close to two decades of professional experience in broadcasting as both a practitioner and scholar, the statement signed by NMC Chairman Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng said.

He is a trained television producer/director and has produced, directed and has “executive produced many television programmes across several genres.”

According to the statement, Dr. Anoff-Ntow, therefore “comes to the role of Director-General with intimate knowledge of the editorial and operational workings of global public broadcasting.”

As a member of the International Public Television (INPUT) forum, Dr. Anoff-Ntow has undertaken many international projects around best practice in public broadcasting and media. He was one of 16 programme experts from around the world who planned and led sessions at INPUT international conferences in Germany, USA, Switzerland and South Africa.

As a communication scholar, Dr. Anoff-Ntow’s research interests include newsroom journalistic practices, the political economy of public broadcasting in Africa, communication policy and the politics of visual representations.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Communications Studies from the University of Calgary in Canada where his doctoral thesis topic focused on “Public Broadcasting and the politics of media in Ghana: a cast study of the GBC”.

He is a member of the Ghana Journalists Association, the Canadian Communications Association and sits on the Board of the African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA).


Source:radioxyzonline.com

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