Police officers involved in an altercation with journalists following a minor road accident have been suspended while an investigation is carried out. MFWA are encouraged by the action taken by the Ghana Police Service to improve the relationship between the media and the police.
While celebrating the passing of Ghana’s Right to Information Bill, MFWA is encouraging stakeholders to put their weight behind ensuring the effective implementation of the newly passed law.
An interesting new initiative by the Media Foundation for West Africa allows local communities to use radio to engage with local authorities and address critical developmental issues ranging from lack of water to rates of unemployment.
The Media Foundation of West Africa believes the recent cold blooded murder of Ahmed Hussein Suale lays bare three critical challenges around the safety of journalists in Ghana.
Ahmed Hussein Suale reportedly died instantly after being shot in the chest and neck by gunmen who were reported to have sped away on motor bicycles after the act
The Media Foundation for West Africa provides its take on the annual press briefing more familiarly known as the Presidential Media Encounter.
In responding to a fellow cleric during a radio interview, a pastor lost his temper, insulted and abused the interviewer and damaged studio property.
Accra’s Human Rights Court has uphelds journalist Ohemaa Sakyiwaa’s right to file an assault case against her attack by a member of Ghana’s ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Over the last two weeks in May, two journalists and a civil society activist were verbally abused and threatened while on assignment.
The Ghanaian Police Service has initiated an investigation into the assault on four journalists during a demonstration at the headquarters of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) prompted by the Media Foundation of West Africa.
In a report published at the end of January 2018, MFWA found online harassment to be one of the major challenges facing women in the Ghanaian online space.
World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) presents a major opportunity for the government of Ghana to showcase Ghana’s democratic ideals to the world. It would therefore be extremely embarrassing for Ghana not to have in place a Right to Information (RTI) Law – one of the cardinal pieces of legislation that advances democracy and human rights.
The MFWA has petitioned the National Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, over the brutal assault by the party’s security officers on journalists which occurred at the party’s National Headquarters in Accra, Ghana.
The Media Foundation for West Africa condemns the attack on four journalists and a driver by vigilantes of the New Patriotic Party in Accra, and wishes to call on the party’s leadership to ensure swift punishment for the perpetrators.