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Archive for July, 2010

Critical News, 25th July 2010

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 25, 2010

The news this week was dominated by the arrest and charge of Ato Kwamena Dadzie, Acting News editor of Joy FM.  This actually happened last week, but the real issues raged on through the week.  All the pro-freedom of speech institutions in the country had a say.  The GJA held a press conference to protest, Mr Blay Amihere, Chairman of the National Media Commission, the Center for Democratic Development also waded into the fray and the hue and cry forced Government to issue a very muddled statement to the public to clear its name and its position on the “invitation” to Joy Fm. Read the rest of this entry »

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NDC Seals Its Fate in 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 20, 2010

Ghana woke up this morning to the news that outspoken Acting News Editor of Joy Fm, Kwame Ato Dadzie has been charged with the criminal offence of publishing false news with intent to cause fear and alarm to the public.  Joy Fm carried a story on GREDA executives who they claimed had pulled out of their disagreement with Government over the Korea STX deal.  Parliament subsequently withdrew the contract document on the advice of the President for review.  However the Police Administration acting on its mandate of protecting the citizens of Ghana invited Ato Kwamena to disclose the persons behind the threat. He refused and a docket has been sent to the Attorney General’s office for “advice”.  Speaking on Joy Fm this morning, Prof. Kwame Karikari reminded listeners of previous threats to press freedom, to be guarded jealously after the hard fight of past years.  ASP Akwasi Adu of the police PR department was on air with Joy Fm to explain that this is a police initiative and has nothing to do with Government.  Government has expressed its displeasure with the news report and last week cautioned about the unsubstantiated news story from Joy FM.

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Critical News 18th July 2010

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 18, 2010

The week in Ghana ends with the JoyFm political news program “Newsfile” now hosted by Kwaku SakyiAddo.  Last week, the studio raged with the Rawlings’ home situation after Nana Konadu had come on air to tell Ghanaians how she and his “Jerryship” were not living together because Government had until now not given them alternative accommodation.  Well, it turned out not to be exactly true, but the two and a half hour discussion took up most of the three-hour program and other news was left to fester till the this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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