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Stop Killing Young People's Dream.

Fri, 17 May 2013 Source: Akpah, Prince

The fact of the matter is that some newspapers must not be allowed to operate if

they can't write and publish their own stories. I am just 20 years and a writer

who is trying as possible to keep my dreams alive and kicking where I use my

leisure time to write articles and publish them on Ghanaian websites. Whiles

passing by a newsstand on Wednesday when going to work, i saw a headline on a

newspaper that resembled an article I wrote about Prophet TB Joshua. I then

decided to go closer to read the story just to ascertain the truth whether it

was mine. To my outmost surprise it was the same thing i wrote which was even

unedited and publish same way. I then decided to check since it was published

without my consent, whether my name will be added to the article but yet still

my name was nowhere to be found near the article. Getting furious i bought the

newspaper and left the stand.

i then decided to contact the owners of the paper through Facebook, which i

did. But when i tried telling my mind the said editor became angry with me to

the extent of insulting me. Below was the conversation i had with him on

Facebook (Sorry for the grammatical errors, it was because i was angry then. But

I present it the same way we chatted)

Akpah Prince( a message is sent

to their facebook page before the reply)

hello manager of this page. my name

is Akpah Prince, a columnist on ghanaweb.com, i have seen your newspaper

publishing my article "doctors can go to bed-TB Joshua to provide free

anointing water to Ghanaians" without my consent or even acknowledging the

writer of the article. i am therefore bringing your attention to that. please

what do you have to say about this.

Conversation

started Wednesday

Otunba

Dotun

This is the Publisher of ********** Magazine, I received your message and

its unfortunate my people didnt credited the story to you.am not in d country

at d moment but will definitely get back to you when i return. Once again do

accept my sincere apology.

Akpah

PrincepleAse i am being forced to take legal actions

because it is paining me and for your information i am just 20years and i see

this as a contribution to kill my dream. i might also be forced to place report

the case for plagarism.

Akpah

Prince

pleAse i am being forced to take legal actions because it is paining me and for

your information i am just 20years and i see this as a contribution to kill my

dream. i might also be forced to place report the case for plagarism. you can

just use my property to make money whiles someone who suufered to put a story

together is not even ..........

Otunba

Dotun

Please don't force me to use a harsh word on you. The noble thing is to

apologise which I have done. So please restrain from talkin shit to me. Be

careful

Akpah

Prince

pleAse i am being forced to take legal actions because it is paining me and

for your information i am just 20years and i see this as a contribution to kill

my dream. i might also be forced to place report the case for plagarism. you

can just use my property to make money whiles someone who suufered to put a

story together is not even ..........

Otunba

Dotun

You can go ahead with your so called legal actions but please stop sending

me further threat cos it might backfired on you

Akpah

Prince

oh! you want to use harsh words on me? thanks for that threat.

Otunba

Dotun

Contribution to kill your dream .what yeye dream? Use your brain and desist

from talkin rubbish to me as you re so STUPID not to understand d meaning of

apology

Akpah

Prince

i have a rubbish brain but you use my article to make money for yourself.

thanks very much.

Otunba

Dotun

IDIOT like you want to collect money even after I have apologised on behalf

of my people for a copied stories online. Do you know how many papers dat has

used our stories?

IDIOT is threatening in takin a legal action for usin an online article.

What a moron! OLE

Akpah

Prince

please lets stop the insults here. you are supposed to be mentoring me and this

is how you want to make it look otherwise. i will forever be grateful.

Hmmmmmm, it surprised me to know that someone with the stupid and 'yeye' brain

wrote an article which qualified which qualifies to be carried an a frontpage

of a newspaper owner who is wiser to be making money. This is the same way

people out there are destroying the dreams of young people who try to use their

time for meaningful use.

I learnt according to the law it amounts to plagiarism. So i can sue him for

stealing a property of mine, taking something which wasn't his. Please advice

me.

Thank You.

Akpah Prince

akpahprince@ymail.com

akpahprince.wordpress.com

Columnist: Akpah, Prince