Punitive measures MFWA condemns Mahama’s failure to sanction Stan Dogbe

In a press statement issued Tuesday, the MFWA questioned the Presidency’s failure to take “decisive action” on the development “as a way of demonstrating commitment to the safety of journalists and countering impunity”.

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The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has condemned the President's Mahama's failure to take action against a presidential aide on media relations, Stan Dogbe, who reportedly seized and destroyed the tape recorder of a journalist.

The reporter was at the 37 Military Hospital to report on an accident involving the presidential press corps which killed Ghanaian Times journalist, Samuel Nuamah, when Mr Dogbe allegedly approached him aggressively and destroyed his recorder.

The development provoked a firestorm of controversy, with some members of the public calling for Mr Dogbe to be sacked.

However, one month on, the Presidency is yet to take action against Mr Dogbe.

In a press statement issued Tuesday, the MFWA questioned the Presidency’s failure to take “decisive action” on the development “as a way of demonstrating commitment to the safety of journalists and countering impunity”.

The MFWA suggested that by failing to act on the matter, the Presidency was condoning “impunity over acts of human rights violations and violations of press freedom for that matter”.

The statement also criticised the GBC’s decision to treat the matter as an internal matter despite calls for the police to be involved.

“The attitude of GBC in this matter is a betrayal of the kind of action that media organizations are supposed to take to build confidence in their journalists and to fight impunity over crimes against journalists.”

The MFWA has therefore charged “journalists and the media community to demand that the rights of journalists be respected and acts of impunity against journalists be fought against”.

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