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 Occurrence||Ghana|
|Date of Occurrence||21 Dec 2017|
|Security Agents Involved||Security guards of the NPP|
|Legal Foundations||Section 15, subsection 2(a); section 18, subsection 2; and section 21, subsection 1(a) of the 1992 constitution.|
|Rights Implicated||Freedom from inhuman or degrading treatment, freedom from interference of property, and freedom of the press.|
The reporters were injured due to the attack; a cameraman had to undergo hospital treatment.