GIBA 'We will engage the NMC on content laws'

Akwesi Agyemang indicated that GIBA is not against the content laws regulation adding that  LI 224 in question is problematic and hopes that the law is eventually withdrawn.

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Akwesi Agyemang indicated that GIBA is not against the content laws regulation adding that  LI 224 in question is problematic and hopes that the law is eventually withdrawn.

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President of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association, Akwesi Agyemang has stated that it would continue to engage the National Media Commission on the new content laws which requires media owners to apply for content authorization and program line up to the  NMC for approval.

“We will continue to engage the NMC, we are not fighting with them, and indeed we are represented on the NMC so this is a friendly war,” Mr. Agyemang said on Accra-based Starr FM.

RELATED: Supreme Court stays implementation of new NMC law

Akwesi Agyemang indicated that GIBA is not against the content laws regulation adding that  LI 224 in question is problematic and hopes that the law is eventually withdrawn.

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association filed a suit challenging the constitutionality of the law claiming it infringes on press freedom.

However the Supreme Court on Thursday granted an injunction application by the Ghana Independent Broadcasting Association seeking to stay the implementation of the new law requiring media owners to seek content approval from the National Media Commission before publication.

The injunction by the Supreme Court will remain till the final determination of a substantive suit by GIBA which is seeking it to strike out the new law by the NMC.

GIBA in their suit  says the regulations are inconsistent with the 1992 Constitution which guarantees unfettered media freedom.

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