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Pressure group Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has admonished the Supreme Court over its directive for media firms to pull down stories that put justices of the highest court of Ghana in a bad light.

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In a statement, ASEPA reacted saying “First of all, this is outrageous, the Supreme Court cannot behave like a private entity in a defamation tussle.”

It explained that as the highest court of the country, the Supreme Court represents the judicial arm of government and so cannot be above media scrutiny or any form of scrutiny from the people.

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THE SUPREME COURT CANNOT ORDER THE MEDIA TO PULL DOWN STORIES ON THEM-ASEPA

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The Supreme Court of Ghana through its Lawyers, [email protected] has written to the media to pull down stories they reported about the Court earlier because the Court believes they are scandalous!

First of all, this is outrageous, the Supreme Court cannot behave like a private entity in a defamation tussle.

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This is the highest Court of the Land and it represents the Judicial arm of Government, an arm that is not above media scrutiny or any form of scrutiny from the people.

Secondly, the person who made these so called scandalous statements, has been summoned by the Court and has apologized before the Court and same way the media reported the scandalous remark, it has reported the apologies as well.
Isn’t that what the media is supposed to do, report?

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When people criticize the Executive or Parliament, no one writes to anybody to pull down their stories, if they are in contempt of Parliament they are dealt with in accordance with law and the media reports on same.

Asking the media to pull down stories from website and other platforms because someone thinks it is scandalous is an abuse of judicial power and to think that the Supreme Court which derives it’s powers from the people is ever seeking to protect itself from the people is even worse.

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What the Supreme Court is attempting to do is to put fear in the media and prevent it from publishing “unpleasant ” stories about them in future.

So the Supreme Court is saying; if the story about us is good publish it, if it’s negative don’t publish, if you do, you will hear from our lawyers.
So the Court wants a monotony of praises and never criticisms.

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Assuming anytime we criticize the Executive or the President, the Attorney General writes to the media house to pull the story down, will there be any media practice in Ghana?

The fundamental freedom of the Press enshrined under the Constitution of Ghana did not make an exception for the Supreme Court, free media is one of the key ingredients in a democracy and the moment any arm of Government begins to feel that they are an exception to this rule, then you are nearing anarchy!

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Executive Director, ASEPA

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Just IN: Nana Ama McBrown, Fadda D, Kwame A-Plus, Afia Schwarz, Mr Logic Fined ¢60,000 In Defamation Case Against Chairman Wontumi

According to information that JoyPrimeGh.com has received, Nana Ama McBrown, the host of the UTV show United Showbiz, has been fined 60,000. Chairman Wontumi, a politician from Ghana, is the target of a defamation lawsuit.

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The fine was not just levied on Nana Ama McBrown. She is a member of the group that also includes Mr. Logic, Kwame A-Plus, Afia Schwarzenneger, and Fadda Dickson.

That according reports, the penalty stemmed from a slander case against Chairman Wontumi.

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In the socialite Nana Tornado’s video, Fadda Dickson and the other members of the clique were each fined 60,000 for disparaging Chairman Wontumi.

According to facts, Afia Schwarzenneger also received a 10-day jail sentence.

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Just IN: Nana Ama McBrown, Fadda D, Kwame A-Plus, Afia Schwarz, Mr Logic Fined ¢60,000 In Defamation Case Against Chairman Wontumi

Afia Schwarzenneger allegedly made offensive remarks regarding Chairman Wontumi when appearing on the United Showbiz program at some time in the past.

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The daughter of Ex-President Mahama’s, Farida Mahama has caused a massive stir on social media with a w!ld video.

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The video has come as a shocker to social media users, as it has caused mixed reactions and has got them talking.

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Media personality, Afia Schwarzenegger born Valentina Osei Agyeiwaa has disclosed that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has embarrassed her and others particularly celebrities who campaigned for them.

Speaking on UTV’s United Showbiz, Afia Schwarzenegger disclosed she campaigned for the NPP because of the Free SHS initiative.

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She added that the NPP out of desperation for power claimed that there was money in the country and that the former government, the NDC mismanaged the economy, so she cannot fathom why the NPP government have gone to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for support to help Ghana build back in the face of challenges currently confronting the economy.

Afia Schwarzenegger was quick to add that she is embarrassed by the NPP’s decision to go to the IMF for financial support as some policies in Ghana like the SHS may be affected.

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