Defend Moesha’s rights – CNN’s Amanpour urges Akufo-Addo

Defend Moesha’s rights – CNN’s Amanpour urges Akufo-Addo

- CNN's Christian Amanpour has condemn Ghanaians for attacking actress Moesha Boduong

- The international journalist says President Akufo-Addo must rise and defend Moesha's rights

Renowned CNN journalist, Christiane Amanpour has called on President Akufo-Addo and the Gender Ministry to defend Ghanaian Instagram model, Moesha Boduong, from incessant attacks from Ghanaians.

According to Amanpour, Ghanaians must acknowledge and recognize Moesha’s courage to speak on very sensitive aspects of her life, rather than attacking and condemning her through the media.

Defend Moesha’s rights – CNN’s Amanpour urges Akufo-Addo

Christiane Amanpour and Moesha Boduong

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Moesha has received heavy backlash following the release of an excerpt from an interview she granted to the CNN on ‘Sex and Love Around the World’ series.

But the host of the CNN programme, Christiane Amanpour, has risen to the defense of her ‘interviewee’, insisting that she was merely voicing out intimate details about her personal life, something she is entitled to.

Amanpour in her comments expressed anger at attacks and condemnation Moesha had been subjected to for speaking to the CNN on details about her love life.

“It was quite distressing to hear that one of our contributors, Moesha Boduong, has been the target of public shaming by the Ghanaian press and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection. Numerous media outlets in Ghana have taken to villainizing this young woman based on an excerpt of the conversation included in a 1 minute, 30 second video of 'Sex and Love'" Christiane Amapour said.

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The series she explained was meant to look at 'sex and love' from the perspective of women who have not always been heard and have not always been asked such difficult questions.

“As the host and the namesake of this series, I feel compelled to speak up on behalf of our contributor. I want people to recognize Moesha's right to speak up and the courage she showed by sharing such intimate details about her personal life,” she said.

The popular journalist also advocated that the media and Ghanaians at large should reserve judgment for the whole 'sex and love' episode, and not judge on one excerpt of her interview with Moesha.

The CNN journalist therefore entreated that the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Gender Ministry defend the rights of Moesha who was simply enjoying a carefree, boisterous and mostly humorous conversation with her.

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