In an interview with Samson Lardy Anyenini on the Newsfile programme on Joy News, Manasseh Azure has raised concerns about the posture of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo when it comes to attacks on journalists.
The ace journalist pointed to the murder of the investigative journalist, Ahmed Suale when he was openly threatened by a top politician in the ruling government. The president when he attended the bar conference in Takoradi after the incident said; in as much as the death was unfortunate, it was equally unfortunate for people to say that the killing of Ahmed Suale was linked to press freedom. According to Manasseh, when the president acts in this manner, his followers begin to think that it is ok for us to do anything to journalists.
He contrasted this to what he experienced under the former President, John Dramani Mahama. According to Manasseh Azure, when he did the Ford Expedition Story, the government under Mahama reached out to him to give him police protection but he felt so safe at the time that he declined the police protection. But he can not say the same for the current administration.
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