Ghana Bloggers Association condemns attack on UTV

Ghana Bloggers Association has condemned the hooligan attack that took place at Despite Media’s Television station, United Television (UTV) last Saturday 7th October, 2023. Entertainment program of the station United Showbiz that is aired every weekend faces a challenge of thugs.

The said thugs are allegedly affiliated with the ruling national party New Patriotic Party (NPP). The video shared by numerous Ghanaian blogs saw over 50 men shouting at the studios of UTV and requesting the whereabouts of a prominent Ghanaian musician/political activist who is a regular panel on the show Kwame Obeng Asare known in showbiz as A Plus.

A Plus rubbishes a letter served by the NPP’s communication team. The  letter that requested the management of UTV to reform their entertainment program (United Showbiz). Another side of the letter also pointed out that the image of the program that is entertainment has changed to politics which worries the party, NPP. The party sees it as an agenda to punch the government’s weak side and not promote the developmental project.

A week after A Plus returned to the seat from his father’s final burial, he angrily brought in the letter and tiered it as he believed the content of the letter does not comply with Ghana’s constitution used to govern the freedom of the media.

Last Saturday was exactly a week after A Plus binned the letter. After barely 7munites of the show, About 50 men invaded the premises of the station to search for A Plus over his act towards their request.

The Host MzGee during the introduction to the program suddenly changed and in a few seconds, the background noticed a lot of noise and the station stopped airing the show.

Upon what happened the Ghana Bloggers association has shown their concern and disappointment of the group of people who contradicted the United ShowBiz last night.

The management posted on their Facebook page, congratulated the work of Ghana Police Service and the Inspector of Police (IGP) on how they handled the issue. They also seek the protection of Ghanaian journalists and the media institutions in the country.

The Association urged the public to seek justice in court or the National Media Commission if they feel a wrong reportage from a journalist or any media institution across the country.

Read below the post from Ghana Bloggers Association Below:

‘Attack on the media is attack on Ghana’s democracy. We highly condemn the thugs who invaded the studios of UTV yesterday.
We trust the police system and the IGP to do a good job by prosecuting all the culprits in accordance with the law.
We advise that anyone who feels aggrieved by the work of the media should seek redress or justice through the complaint settlement mechanism of the National Media Commission or the court, #violence and attacks on journalists is unacceptable. Ghana Police Service 



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