Fri, 19 Jul 2019

PPF condemns attack on Accra-based journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation
12 Jul 2019, 22:38 GMT+10

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana has expressed concern over the attack on two Accra based journalists on July 5, 2019.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the assault on journalists working in the line of duty and called on the authorities to immediately investigate the matter and take legal action against the culprits.

According to the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Citi TV reporter Elvis Washington and cameraman, Edward Twum were detained by the officials of National Identification Authority (NIA) while covering the proceedings at the Mataheko registration centre of the national identification project in the Ningo-Prampram district of Accra region.

The journalists were interviewing the angry applicants who were waiting in the long queues for their turn.

Four people from NIA staff stopped Twum and tried to seize and destroy his camera, while a security officer stopped Washington from going to rescue his colleague.

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