Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

The Ministry of Information has condemned the assault of Citi TV/Citi FM journalist, Ms Akosua Otchere during the vetting of the upcoming Odododiodio parliamentary primaries of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Friday.

The Ministry in a statement signed by the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah noted that “Journalism is not a crime” therefore journalists should not suffer “any form of harassment, intimidation, or attack simply for doing their work.”

“The Ministry of Information has noted with concern a report of an assault of a Citi FM reporter, Ms Akosua Otchere, while covering an event on Friday, 13th October 2023.

“The Ministry condemns in no uncertain terms the subjecting of journalists or media houses to any form of harassment, intimidation, or attack simply for doing their work. Journalism is not a crime,” portions of the statement note.

The Ministry also urged Citi TV/Citi FM to formally report the incident to both the Ghana Police Service and the National Media Commission (NMC) for appropriate action to be taken against the perpetrators.

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By:  Emma Ankrah

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