Ghanaian singer, Sister Derby has called out Joy FM for “unethical behaviour”.According to the “Too Risky” singer, a gentleman by the name Victor Brachie of Joy FM called her yesterday to invite her over to their studios for a conversation on ‘cyberbullying.’
She however, in the telephone conversation, shared her “reservations about interviews, journalistic standards and the attitude of some media personnel, as well as my views on cyberbullying.”Sister Derby narrated that on arrival at the Joy FM Studios this morning for the studio discussion, she heard an edited version of their private conversation being played on air.
In her anger, she decided not to participate in the discussion. When she confronted Victor about it, his excuse was that “nothing damning was said in the telephone conversation.”
Read her full post as seen on Facebook below:
“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:A Journalist:• 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.”