The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has pledged support to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) that it is ready to take action to demand justice and end impunity.
The pledge was contained in a release from the IFJ to the GJA in solidarity of a forum to mark the 1st anniversary of the assassination of investigative journalist, Ahmed Suale.
The forum is scheduled for 10:00 am at the Ghana International Press Center today, Thursday 16th January 2020.
The Federation noted that the assassination of Ahmed Suale cannot be allowed to become just another statistic in the grim toll of journalists killed and impunity for the assassins.
The release stressed that the failure to properly investigate, prosecute the killers and the intellectual authors of such crimes deny the family, friends, and colleagues of Ahmed justice.
“It also emboldens all those who would seek to silence journalists, who try to draw a veil over their criminal, fraudulent or abusive behaviour.”
“It denies citizens the right to free and independent information and shrinks democracy.”
“For all these reasons your meeting today is vital.”
“For all these reasons we, and all our affiliates worldwide, stand in solidarity with you.”
“We remain ready to take any further actions you require to support the GJA and its partners in demanding justice and an end to impunity,” the release states.