Free Media Vanguard, a civil pressure group fighting against the suppression of the media in Ghana will later today petition the diplomatic community over government’s attempt tp gag the media.
It follows the closure of Radio XYZ and Radio Gold by the NCA last Friday for failing to renew their licenses. Free Media Vanguard believes the action is discriminatory and targeted especially after Ahmed Suale’s killing, threats against Manasseh Azure Awuni over the Militia documentary and Edward Adeti for exposing the disgraced Minister of State at the Presidency, Rockson Bukari.
The group believes the closure of additional stations Nananom FM and Genesis FM in the Ahafo Region, Silver FM in Takoradi and Sekpele FM at Likpe in the Oti Region, all belonging to known members of the opposition NDC speaks volumes and a threat to good governance and Ghana’s democracy.
Series of activities including demonstrations to raise more awareness are planned.