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16th January 2012, 05:31 PM
The National Media Commission (NMC) on Monday condemned the assault on Ms Gifty Lawson, a photo-journalist of the Daily Guide and requested the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to initiate full investigations into the assault.

“The NMC condemns in no uncertain terms the recent attacks and requests the IGP to initiate full investigations into the attack on Ms Gifty Lawson,” it said.

A statement issued by Mr Kabral Blay-Amihere, Chairman of the Commission and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said, “This wave of attacks on journalists in their line of duty constitutes a grave danger to media freedoms and undermines Ghana’s reputation as a beacon of press freedom and media rights in Ghana”.

“The NMC notes with regret the unjustified and unwarranted assault on a photo journalist of the Daily Guide, Ms Gifty Lawson on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 and Thursday, January 12, 2012 respectively at the courts by unidentified persons believed to be security personnel,” it added