31 Dec 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Four journalists and a TV crew driver, covering a gathering of New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters at the NPP headquarters, were attacked by security guards, and had some of their belongings – the phones and bag of one reporter, and the keys to a media crew’s car – seized. The Deputy National Secretary of the NPP apparently ignored other reporters’ complaints.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceGhana
Date of Occurrence21 Dec 2017
Security Agents InvolvedSecurity guards of the NPP
Legal FoundationsSection 15, subsection 2(a); section 18, subsection 2; and section 21, subsection 1(a) of the 1992 constitution.
Rights ImplicatedFreedom from inhuman or degrading treatment, freedom from interference of property, and freedom of the press.
Actions Taken

The reporters were injured due to the attack; a cameraman had to undergo hospital treatment.

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