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The Government of Ghana, in partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is scheduled to hold a stakeholder meeting on the proposed National Coordinating Mechanism on Safe and Responsible Journalism aimed at tackling security and other related matters on journalism in the country.
The programme will be held in Accra at the Alisa Hotel on Friday, 19 July 2019 with participants from the executive, legislature, judiciary, police, Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), National Peace Council, National House of Chiefs, National Commission for Civic Education, media stakeholders and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
This comes in the wake of a series of attacks and murder of individuals practising journalism in the country.
In a statement announcing the engagement, Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide said government takes a “serious view of reported incidents of attacks and brutalities on journalists” hence the decision to introduce a plan of action on the safety of journalists.
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