The Multimedia Group has commended media houses and journalists who in one way or the other have shown support and solidarity in the wake of an assault of one of its own by an NPP apologist.
The group has also served notice that it has officially filed a complaint with the NPP for the unprovoked attack last Friday at the party’s headquarters.
The company also thanks several media organisations for the sustained pressure on government and the show of solidarity with a colleague.
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Meanwhile, Hajia Fati, the beleaguered NPP member has been granted bail as police investigate her assault on the journalist, Ohemaa Sakyiwaa.
She was granted bail at the Nima Police station in Accra, Director of Police Public Affairs, ACP David Eklu, told Joy News, Tuesday.
The bail is to allow police investigations after a report was filed by the victim who works as a newscaster with Adom FM.
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Below is the full statement from The Multimedia Group
STATEMENT OF APPRECIATION TO ALL MEDIA HOUSES FOR THEIR SOLIDARITY WITH MULTIMEDIA IN THE WAKE OF THE ASSAULT ON TWO OF ITS STAFF
Since tent was attacked by the police and Charity at the NPP headquarters by a known party activist Hajia Fati; Multimedia has taken the following actions:
1. Made a formal report to the police for Investigations into the cases, and, our next line of action will depend on the outcome of the police investigations.
2. Made a formal complaint to the leadership of the NPP in the case of Charity Sakyiwaa.
3. Petitioned the Information Minister to ensure safety, not only for Multimedia journalists but all journalists in the country.
4. We have also written to the National Media Commission for its appropriate action
We condemn any form of attack on any journalist anywhere, and we stand together in this light.
We appreciate the solidarity from all our colleagues in the media. This is important for the sustenance of our pursuit for broader freedom of expression.
On behalf of Management, we wish to thank the Ghana Journalists Association, The Media Foundation for West Africa, The Despite Group. Citi FM for the massive show of support and all other media houses that have solidarized with us.
We also want to thank the Chief Executive of the Ghana Chamber of Telecoms. Mr, Ken Ashigbey, for his support for zero tolerance for violence against journalists.