The Dean of the School of Communication at the University of Ghana, Professor Audrey Gadzekpo has described an injunction application against the airing of a video on judicial corruption as media censorship.
[contextly_sidebar id=”bi3Q0sDsCIjL2a3un64bb0WiPsPSW3xe”]One of the implicated judges, Paul Derry is seeking a court order to prevent the airing of the video by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Derry argued that the intended public screening of the contents of the audio-visual recordings to the public is prejudicial to his right to a fair hearing.
But speaking to Citi News, Professor Gadzekpo said the move contravenes media freedom.
She said “Anas is a journalist and when he does stories he publishes them. We’ve already seen his journalistic output, he’s already serializing it in the newspapers.”
“… In my view, his piece of journalistic work sticks into the tradition of investigative journalism. So I’m having a hard time understanding how, particularly because chapter 12 of our Constitution clearly tells us that there shall be no fire, censorship of journalists how it is that you can have an injunction against an output of a journalist meant for public consumption?”
Professor Gadzekpo said the fact that the video will be premiered at the International Conference Center doesn’t mean that it is not a piece of journalistic work saying “we need to separate the determination of journalism especially these days that it is evolving, you can disseminate your stories anywhere you want.”
By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana