The free Media Vanguard (FVM) condemns unreservedly, the vitriolic assault on the reporter of Radio XYZ and Power FM, Wisdom Hededzome while reporting for the stations.
The journalist was beaten mercilessly by members of the Task force assigned by the La-Nkwantanan Madina Munucipal Assembly. The attack on the journalist goes to reiterate our consistent position on the need to have an immediate solution to this creeping media tyranny we are facing in our country that has always been the envy of other nations as far as Media Freedom is concerned.
When our forebears fought tirelessly to ensure press freedom for our Republic, they did so to pave way for the growth of democracy and development. Not only does gagging press men and media organisations through threats and such rancorous attacks strangle the enviable democracy we enjoy in the country that is seen to illuminate through the African continent, but also hinder the development we all envisage in our country.
We the Free Media Vanguard call on the Ghana Police Service to immediately arrest the perpetrators of this barbaric act while urging the media to remain resolute in executing their core mandate of gathering and disseminating information in a responsible manner.
Comrades in the media industry, we urge you not to lose hope because Ghana needs you. We know in the end we shall all win together.
Prince Minkah, Convener – Free Media Vanguard