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Gov’t moves to ensure safety of journalists

The Government of Ghana, in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is scheduled to hold a stakeholder meeting on the proposed National Coordinating Mechanism on Safe and Responsible Journalism aimed at tackling security and other related matters regarding journalists in the country.

The programme will be held in Accra at the Alisa Hotel on Friday, 19 July 2019 with participants from the executive, legislature, judiciary, police, Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), National Peace Council, National House of Chiefs, National Commission for Civic Education, media stakeholders and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

This comes in the wake of festering attacks on journalists, one of which led to the death of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale early this year.

In a statement announcing the engagement, Deputy Minister of Information, Pious Enam Hadzide said the government takes a “serious view of reported incidents of attacks and brutalities on journalists”, hence the decision to introduce a plan of action on the safety of journalists.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com

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