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GJA Northern Region condemns brutal assault on Zaa TV reporter; calls for justice

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The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) in the Northern Region has strongly condemned the brutal assault on Zaa Multimedia reporter, Dokurugu Abubakar Ndeeya. The incident occurred on Thursday, May 16, 2024, when the reporter was violently attacked while documenting a clash between New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters and a police officer.

According to the management at Zaa Multimedia, Ndeeya was attempting to video record the altercation when he was set upon by four individuals believed to be NPP supporters. The vicious attack was captured on camera, and bystanders at the scene intervened, rescuing the reporter from further harm.

In a press release signed by Yakubu Abdul Majeed, the Northern Region GJA Chairman, the Association expressed profound dismay and vehemently condemned the attack.

“It is profoundly disheartening and dispiriting that in our modern, civilized society, some still resort to such archaic and primeval acts of violence as a means of seeking redress,” the statement read.

The GJA called on leaders and influencers, particularly politicians, to denounce such deplorable conduct and to join the association in condemning attacks on journalists. “We implore all, especially those in positions of leadership and influence, to unreservedly denounce and reject such deplorable conduct,” the GJA stated.

The association urged the Northern Regional Police Command to use all legitimate means to apprehend the perpetrators and ensure they face legal consequences. The GJA said it is committed to collaborating with the police authorities to ensure justice is served.

The GJA Northern Region reaffirmed its dedication to protecting journalists in the region, enabling them to perform their duties without fear or intimidation. The association also emphasized the importance of adhering to the highest ethical standards in journalism.

“We pledge our unwavering commitment to liaising with the police authorities to ensure justice prevails in this matter,” the GJA asserted. “The regional and national executives of the GJA reaffirm our steadfast dedication to safeguarding all journalists in the region, enabling them to discharge their constitutional duties without fear or intimidation.”

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Joshua Asaah|Ghana

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