Following the recent arrests of some media practitioners in the country, the Police has come out to clarify that it is not instilling fear into media practitioners and preventing them from doing their work.
The Ghana Police Service through its Director of Public Affairs ACP Kwesi Ofori explained that what the police seeks is responsible journalism in the country.
“The Police is not doing anything to put fear into the media or to prevent the media in its operations. All that we are saying is that the journalists must be responsible, should make sure that things put out are in line with good practices,” he told Accra based Citi on Monday, February 14.
A Communication Officer for the NDC 1st National Vice Chairman aspirant Alhassan Abanga Yakubu, Ndekugri Issaka has said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) needs someone who can bring everyone in the party together during and after the party’s internal elections to elect new national executives in December. In an interview
Ghana Black Stars will take on their Portuguese counterparts on Thursday afternoon in their opening match at the ongoing world cup in Qatar. Otto Addo’s men are underdogs heading into the clash with the dethroned European champions who have five time Ballon d’Or winner Christiano Ronaldo in their ranks alongside
Black Stars goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott has revealed what happened to him after he discovered he would not be in the Black Stars squad for the World Cup. He said he felt disappointed when he realized he could participate in the World Cup due to his injury after working so hard
The Police were criticized for apprehending journalists including Accra FM’s Bobie Ansah and Media General’s Captain Smart for utterances they made in the line with their duties.
So for, three Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), IMANI Africa and Africa Center for International Law & Accountability (ACILA) expressed concerns about what they believed was the subtle re-introduction of the abolished Criminal Libel Law in Ghana.
“We are deeply troubled by the growing use of the prosecutorial and judicial power of the State to punish criminally speech that allegedly falsely injures or damages the reputation of other persons or of an institution of State.
“Instructively, during the heyday of the criminal libel law in the 1990s, the criminal law was used in precisely the way it is now being used: to prosecute and punish journalists and public speakers for allegedly false or defamatory statements against certain family members or associates of the President,” a statement issued by the three CSOs said.