Head of Communication Studies Department at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Dr. Ebo Afful has suggested to the government to review the law that grants the National Communication Authority (NCA) the power to license media organisations.
The lecturer believes being an arm of the Executive the NCA would not exhibit fairness in the discharge of this function.
He was speaking at a forum on freedom of expression and attacks on journalists organised by the GIJ, today, Thursday, March 17, 2022.
The forum was on the theme, “Re-examining freedom of Expression, Ethics and Threats to the Safety of Journalists.”
Dr. Afful noted that “The responsibility should be given to the National Media Commission and what this means is that the National Media Commission should always be made up of members who have the commitment to ensure a high standard of media practice in the country.”
The event was chaired by the Deputy Rector of GIJ, Prof Eric Opoku Mensah with the Head of the Communication Studies Department at GIJ, Dr. Ebo Afful; the Executive Secretary of the National Media Commission, George Sarpong and a Legal Officer from the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Kwaku Kumi as panel members.