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Journalist Attacked after Free Express Protest Against NCA

Convener of Tuesday May 21, “March for Free Express” by the Free Media Vanguard (FMV), Prince Kwame Minkah, has been attacked by unidentified assailants in the night after the peaceful protest march against the National Communication Authority(NCA).

Information picked by THE REPUBLIC indicated that, the attackers could not get Minkah but only succeeded in damaging his saloon car that was parked home and other valuable property.

It is clear what the motive of his attackers, but many said it might have to do with the protest march against the NCA and the Government.

The FMV presented a petition to the NCA, demanding that the Authority reconsider it sanctions against radio XYZ and RadioGold that were shutdown for failing to renew their licenses.

The protest march brought scores of Ghanaian including the Minority Parliamentarians, members of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) and other parties together.

They later presented a three page petition to the NCA, detailing their concerns and demanded a quick decision to restore the affected media houses.

According to FMV and its Convener, Prince Minkah, the NCA decision was harsh and also sought to undermined freedom of expression and the Media guaranteed by the 1992 constitution.

While asking the NCA to apply Godly wisdom in the application of the Regulations on radio station on Spectrums, the FMV hinted that the would continue to use all legitimate means to press on government to heed to their demands.

They added that, the will direct their petition to the United Nations (UN) and its allied organisations across the world to draw their attention to attempt to suppress media from the government of Ghana under the leadership of President Nana Akufo Addo.

The opposition parties affiliated media houses appeared to be the most target of the NCA with its unpopular regulations, which its uses to closed down radio stations regardless of the constitutional guaranteed of free press.

Investigators from the Accra regional police command of the Ghana Police Services have since visited the crime scene and took samples of the damaged screen of the car for forensic analysis, pending further investigations.

Source: therepublicnewsonline.com

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