The National Media Commission (NMC) has called on stakeholders in the communication sector to collaborate to ensure that innovative mechanisms are put in place for effective digital migration
The Chairman of the NMC, Nana Kwasi Gyan Apenteng, who was speaking at a sensitisation forum on the digital migration process in Tamale last Monday, June 18, 2018, said though Ghana had not been able to meet the International Telecommunication Union`s deadline for the migration, the processes for the migration were progressing steadily.
The forum, which was organised by the NMC, in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation, an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), was attended by key stakeholders in the communication sector, including the media, the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), heads of academia and civil society organisations (CSOs).
The forum was to enable the stakeholders to make informed decisions and give concrete advice to the government and the NMC for the successful implementation of the digital migration policy.
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The Executive Director of the NMC,
“There are a number of social and political implications that we need to have a policy framework to deal with. The final policy that we develop for migration in Ghana should have two components, one dealing with the technical standards and the second dealing with the content and programming issues. Within that, we must make sure that ultimately what we frame does not introduce any vulnerability to the constitutional firewalls of free expression in Ghana,” he explained.
Participants in the forum expressed concerns about the possibility of exclusion even though the government was considering helping low-income homes, especially those in the deprived communities, using
They also suggested
Digital migration is the process where television stations operating on
The digital transmission, as required by the Geneva 2006 agreement, mandates all countries globally to migrate from