The Ghanaian media was for a long time monopolized by the State media, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, (G.B.C), and Graphic Corporation, until the mid nineties when private media also gained entry into the industry.
Since then, there has been a great proliferation which has brought about a large number of media houses in the country, made up of both the electronic and print.
Under the electronic media, we have Radio, TV, and Internet services. The print media also constitute news paper houses, magazine houses, and printing press.
Other forms of media will include organizations such as those that provide short codes and platforms for media interactivity programs, Event Organizers, media consultants, advertisers and many others. A whole lot of the other forms of mass media are in existence. There are now over 200 radio stations, approximately 200 news papers, and about 25 TV stations in Ghana and still counting.
The kind of impact the media, the fourth estate of the realm, has had on our society cannot be overemphasized. It is obvious that the media has embarked on a lot of education, which has really enlightened people in all spheres of life, politically, socially, economically, religiously, culturally and even spiritually.
Reference can also be made to the fact that the media has helped grow myriads of industries in Ghana and has also celebrated role models, achievers, and history makers, serving as a source of inspiration
There is therefore no doubt, that we ought to celebrate the media in a grand style. An excellent way to do this, is to embark on” the 1st Ever Ghana Media Festival (MEDIAFEST)” with the theme; “celebrating the media, towards peace”.
Activities lined up for this 1st Ever Ghana Media Festival 2012 (MEDIAFEST) includes:
A 4- day media fair at the Ghana Trade Fair Center. A day’s conference for media personnel at the conference hall of the trade fair. A concert (Mediafest Concert) to crown the festival, at the Dome.
OBJECTIVES OF THE EVENT
The objectives of this event are to:
Promote unity and a healthy competition in the industry.
DETAILS OF THE EVENT.
4-DAY MEDIA FAIR
: The Ghana Media Festival 2012 (MEDIAFEST) will begin with a 6-day
Media Fair, starting from Wednesday the 1st of November 2012 to Sunday the 4th of November 2012. Participants and exhibitors in this fair include the following:
Radio stations and networks
TV stations and networks
Internet radio stations
Online services providers
News paper houses
Printing press and publishing houses
Marketers and distributers of media and broadcast technologies and equipments
Mobile content and short codes (media interactivity) providers
Photo Journalists, shops and studious
Cinema houses and movie theatres (Silver bird, Executive Theatre Kanda, etc)
Production Houses for music, films and events
Media Consulting houses
Advertisers Association of Ghana and all Advertizing Agencies
Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA)
National Media Commission
Ghana Journalist Association
Ghana News Agency
Information Services Department
Public Relations Directorates of Institutions
The National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI)
Ghana Institute of Journalism, Broadcasting training schools, and schools that are media related
All organizations that are media related.
This fair offers the opportunity for participants to fully brand their booths and showcase their products and services in various ways to the public, and also get them to understand their operations better. People who will attend this fair will also familiarize themselves with personalities from the media houses, whiles programs are broadcasted live from the fair.
This Media Fair will also have a lot of entertainment. The entertainment village of the trade fair center will be packed with stands of popular and favorite food joints and pubs in the capital, and various kinds of entertainment for the entire family.
There will also be an open air musical jam featuring the finest and
most famous DJs and presenters from various radio and TV stations in Ghana, alongside a few major Ghanaian artistes over the weekend during the fair period.
Another aspect of this festival will be a day’s conference for media personnel. This Media fest Conference will feature renowned resource persons who will make interesting presentations on how to be more professional in delivery, and how to improve skills in various roles played in the media. This conference will take place on the 2nd day of the fair which will be Friday the 2nd of November 2012 from
10.am to 2.pm at the conference hall of the trade fair site.
The Ghana Media Festival (MEDIAFEST) will be crowned with a major concert, the “Media fest Concert” at the Dome of the International Conference Center on Saturday the 10th 0f November 2012 at
This concert will feature one of Nigeria’s favorite musical duo P-Square as guest artistes, as well as Ghana’s finest, biggest and most thrilling musical artistes in the old to the new artistes performance.
Another special attraction is a media mass choir consisting of groups from various media houses. It will be a night of variety and chivalry.
The 1st Ever Ghana Media Festival 2012 (MEDIAFEST) is worthwhile, considering the significant manner in which the media has impacted our lives and the society as a whole. THE GHANA MEDIA FESTIVAL 2012 (MEDIAFEST): “Celebrating the media, Towards Peace”…