The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has called on judges to, with speed, punish severely perpetrators of attacks on journalists, irrespective of their social status and political affiliations.
That, he explained, was urgently required to stem the tide of attacks against journalists.
Mr Maxwell Kudakor Eastern Regional GJA president speaking to PlanB Fm’s Ebanosen hosted by Nkosuo Hene stated that there’s the need to protect the freedom of expression and the safety of journalists in Ghana.
He said that punitive action targeted at the perpetrators of infringements against media practitioners will be appreciated.
He revealed that it is not right to attack journalists, no matter how much you disagree with what they say.
He concluded that freedom of expression and the safety of journalists are the fundamental freedoms and indices that is used in determining how compliant or negligent a country is, relative to its constitutional provisions on those fundamental freedoms.