The management of TV3 has passed a decisive verdict on its twitter freak newscaster Nana Aba Anamoah, barring her from appearing on its screen.
The outspoken presenter was suspended by her employer following her alleged involvement in an “online information and photo theft”.
A statement signed by the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Augustus Dickson on Saturday said: “After preliminary investigations internally, and in accordance with TV3’s own commitment to the highest level of professionalism, Management has decided to take Nana Aba Anamoah off air until further notice.”
Nana Aba Anamoah trended on twitter for at least two consecutive days but for the wrong reason. She received avalanche of backlash for twitting a photoshopped image suggesting that she was at Old Trafford: where Manchester United plays its home matches.
She subsequently tweeted to apologise for her conduct: “My intention was not to steal someone’s pictures as mine. Absolutely not.”
She followed with another: “Sorry to all who got offended by that joke. It was all meant to be an innocent prank.” Though apologetic, her employer thinks her attitude cannot go unpunished. Management felt her action dented the image of the institution.
“As a broadcast network that prides itself in upholding high ethical standards and delivering credible and trustworthy content to its viewers, TV3 would like to assure viewers and other key stakeholders that it shall continue to take all necessary steps to maintain such standards,” the statement noted.
“We expect guardians of our brand particularly employees who we entrust to deliver content on air to our viewers, to ascribe to the company’s values whatever they are.”