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General News of Sunday, 30 June 2019


Avoid actions which do not guarantee journalists' safety - PRINPAG to National Security

The journalists were arrested after the website The journalists were arrested after the website

Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG) has called on the National Security to respect constitutional assurances in chapter 5 (14) (2) of the 1992 constitution following the arrest of three editors working with news website ModernGhana on Thursday, 27 June 2019.

The outfit which believes the security agency unduly kept the journalists in detention for such a long time without following due process has asked that National Security treats media practitioners and all other Ghanaians with dignity and also refrain from actions which do not guarantee thier safety

On Thursday, operatives of National Security raided the offices of the online portal following an opinion piece published about the National Security Minister Albert Kan Dapaah and NPP MP Afenyo-Markin and in the process the three journalists were arrested.

Meanwhile in a press statement signed by Executive Secretary, Kenteman Nii-Laryea Sowah, the group is asking President Akufo-Addo to take measures to discourage the rising threats to Journalists and media practice as a whole in Ghana.

Read the press release below

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