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Afia Pokuaa chronicles attacks and threats on her life since she started her Journalism career

Radio personality Afia Pokuaa has detailed attacks on her life since she started her career in active political reporting.

The Radio show host made this chronology of attacks known through a post shared on social media.

The move is to buttress the point that Ghana’s bad ranking on Press Freedom is well deserved as political actors have taken to attacking the media.

Read Her Post Below

In 2009 when I was attacked by President Kuffour’s security detail, he called me to offer his personal apology and dealt with the one involved.

In 2015 when I was attacked at NHIA, the Police failed to prosecute the case.

The NHIA refused to apologize until they were ordered by High Court.

When Multimedia filed the civil case, a party BIG MAN led the legal team to court and told the court we deserved the BEATING because we were VEXATIOUS AND INTRUDED at the entrance of the office paid with TAXPAYERS MONEY.

In 2020 when I received DEATH THREATS and an attack on my office after the election, I had to flee to safety 🇬🇭 for a month because even the police could not give me PROTECTION although they identified the operatives behind the threats who accused me of CHANGING ELECTION RESULTS.

As for social media attacks and bullying 🙆🏿‍♀️🙆🏿‍♀️

Some of these international reports must not be biased against WOMEN. No wonder most women are running away from political reporting.

STOP POLITICISING MEDIA ATTACKS❗

Journalists don’t have the money to employ an army of bodyguards or sustain their families after they are dead and gone.

Just sharing my truth & experience.

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Source: MyNewsGh

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