#GhanaGist: GIBA sues National Media Commission over new media content law

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) has filed a motion at the Supreme Court over a new media content law by the National Media Commission.

The law requires media owners to seek content approval from the national media commission before publication.

GIBA wants the highest court of the land to expunge the new law as being inconsistent with the 1992 constitution which guarantees media freedom.

President of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association Akwesi Agyemang has described the new legislations as a threat to media freedom.

“The Supreme Court is the supreme law of the land and so if there is any regulation or law that contravenes certain aspects of it, we need to seek interpretation and that is what we seek to do.

“If you take the regulation 3.2 which talks about imprisonment and fines for non-compliant it is something that we need interpretation”.
Source: Starrfmonline.com
President of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association Akwesi Agyemang

President of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association Akwesi Agyemang

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