Ghanaian model and musician, Deborah Owusu-Bonsu , better known by her stage name as Sister Derby, has expressed her displeasure at a member of the Joy Fm crew, Victor Brachie, over what she described as an appalling treatment she received from the news network.
Narrating her encounter with the gentleman and his team, the musician disclosed that she was invited by Victor Brachie vai a phone conversation to appear on the network for a discussion on cyber-bullying. According to her , she made some comments on the phone with the gentleman who without her concern, recorded their phone conversation and played it on the network.
This according to her, got her infuriated and decided not to honor the interview.
Read her post:
Unfortunate true story: Yesterday I was called by a gentleman named Victor Brachie of Joy FM, inviting me to their studios for a discussion on cyberbullying this morning. Without my knowledge or consent, this gentleman recorded our conversation in which I was sharing my reservations about interviews, journalistic standards and the attitude of some media personnel, as well as my views on cyberbullying. I eventually agreed to the interview, only to turn up at their studios this morning to hear an edited version of our private conversation already being played on air.
His excuse? Nothing damning was said in the telephone conversation.
I chose not to participate in the discussion any longer.
The GJA’s Code of Ethics include the following:
• Obtains information, only by honest, straightforward, fair and open means
• Respects the individual’s rights to privacy and human dignity.
It’s been an unfortunate series of events, starting with invasion of my privacy, recording of a conversation without my knowledge or consent, editing of this confidential conversation and playing it on air – all without permission or approval of any kind.
I least expected this from a rep of Joy FM’s stature. This appalling treatment meted out to me should certainly not be occurring in this day and age
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