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Ghana Police adopts framework on police-media relations, safety of journalists.

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has adopted a new framework aimed at promoting relations between the Service and the media, enhancing safety of journalists, and countering impunity for crimes against journalists in Ghana.

The adoption of the framework follows over a year-long series of multi-stakeholder engagements and consultations facilitated by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), with funding support from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), and IFEX (formerly International Freedom of Expression Exchange).

The process commenced with a forum on police-media relations in Ghana on July 11, 2018, which was addressed by the then Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. David Asante-Apeatu. The forum concluded with a key recommendation for the development and adoption of a formal framework to guide relations between the media and the police.

Following the recommendation of the forum, a multi-stakeholder committee, known as the Committee on Police-Media Relations, was set-up with the responsibility of implementing the key recommendation of the forum.

The Committee was made up of representatives of the GPS, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), National Media Commission (NMC), Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Ghana Community Radio Network (GCRN), Editors Forum-Ghana, Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), Ghana Institute

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Publication:Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra, Ghana)
Geographic Code:6GHAN
Date:Sep 5, 2019
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