Journalists threaten to boycott parliament

Journalists threaten to boycott parliament

Ghanaian journalists covering proceedings in parliament are threatening an indefinite boycott of activities of the House following new security measures introduced by the Public Affairs Department

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The acting Director of Parliament’s Public Affairs Department, Kate Addo, issued a circular which prevents journalists  from accessing MPs’ offices at the Job 600. Per the new directive, journalists wanting to access Job 600 would have to seek clearance from the Public Affairs Department before being allowed into the building.

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Meanwhile journalists have described the directive as offensive and unfortunate after efforts by the leadership of the Parliamentary Press Corps to reverse the directive reportedly failed.

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