Award-winning investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas is latest to join calls to end attacks on Ghanaian journalists.
A statement issued by Tiger Eye PI, an investigative firm owned by Anas, condemned the recent threats and attacks on journalists describing the development as “barbaric” and “backward”.
He particularly mentioned, Manasseh Azure Awuni, Edward Adeti, Afia Pokuaah, Captain Smart, Abdul Hayi Moomen, David Tamakloe among others who at some point suffered similar attacks and threats while discharging their duties.
While calling on the government and the security agencies to deal with the growing trend, the Tiger Eye PI Boss is also reminding the government and the Ghana Police Service to bring closure to some of the reported cases of attacks including the murder of one his colleagues, Ahmed Suale.
“Tiger Eye P.I calls on the government to condemn these threats and careless utterances be it from a lawmaker, a government official or opposition groups in the strongest terms yet. The security agencies must proactively investigate the sources of death threats and arrest the criminals. The security agencies should not be seen or be used to perpetuate any such attacks or intimidation. We appeal to the National Media Commission and Ghana Journalist Association to do more, particularly in engaging political parties and journalists who pursue public interest journalism”, the statement said.
“The murder of Ahmed Suale is still fresh on the minds of all journalists and sympathisers in this country. No journalist in the country can survive the bullets of their assassins if ever they become targets”, the statement added.
Find the full statement below:
Source: Daily Mail GH