Skip to content

Ask Kwabena 5 – Newsletters, Podcasts, and Outreach

2022-05-12

Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Canadian Atheist

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2020/03/20

Kwabena “Michael” Osei-Assibey is the President of the Humanist Association of Ghana. We will be conducting this educational series to learn more about humanism and secularism within Ghana. Here we talk about newsletters, podcasts, outreach, and media.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Has there been work for the development of print materials like newsletters, blog posts, and so on, for the Humanist Association of Ghana?

Kwabena “Michael” Osei-Assibey: Yes. However, we do not have any in print. As part of reducing our carbon footprint as an organization, all our resources are online. Our monthly newsletter, the Hagtivist Report is subscription-based and it features stories, news, articles and links to other interesting multimedia. The newsletter also introduces subscribers to entries on our blog. Our blog is on our website and features a range of stories and articles written by members. 

Jacobsen: Why form a podcast? How has this been helpful in providing another angle of outreach for humanism in Ghana?

Osei-Assibey: The podcast was initially just another outlet for members to express themselves. The initial format was that of a newsroom, discussions around topics in the news and of interest to the podcast team. It evolved to a space to discuss ideas and now as a vehicle to tell humanist stories, and share humanist values. Although the listener-ship of the podcast is small, it is growing. The way I look at it, all these resources are more for future generations of freethinkers and humanists, a way of ensuring that they have access to our ideas and thoughts as African freethinkers from this space and time. Our stories, values, ideas, hopes, plans; all become valuable resources to anyone trying to find their way to humanism.  

Jacobsen: What other medium be covered for the Humanist Association of Ghana? I am aware of some feminist audiovisual materials.

Osei-Assibey: Yes! The feminist videos were great. It was part of a series trying to humanize feminism. It was called Feminist Voices. We took part in Atheist Voices with a subgroup from the Humanist Association of Ghana called Atheists in Ghana. We have plans of releasing Queer Voices as well. Some materials will also be released from our Honest Discussion Series where we discuss issues pertaining to beliefs with some believers and atheists. In all this, the goal is to create as much content as possible, showing our ideas as Freethinkers and humanists from an African perspective. 

Jacobsen: Thank you for the opportunity and your time, Kwabena.

License

In-Sight Publishing by Scott Douglas Jacobsen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at www.in-sightpublishing.com.

Copyright

© Scott Douglas Jacobsen and In-Sight Publishing 2012-Present. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Scott Douglas Jacobsen and In-Sight Publishing with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. All interviewees and authors co-copyright their material and may disseminate for their independent purposes.

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: