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GIBA: We’re not at war with NMC

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association has stated that it is not at war with the National Media Commission and would continue to engage them on the new content laws.

The law requires media houses to submit content and program line-ups to the Commission for prior approval.

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

In a ruling Thursday, the Supreme Court halted the implementation of the new law, but the broadcasters say they are cautiously excited with this decision until the final determination of the case.

President of GIBA, Akwesi Agyemeng in an interview with the XYZ Breakfast Show stated that GIBA is not against regulations but the LI 224 in question is problematic and hopes that the law is eventually withdrawn.

“We are against content regulation per say but this particular LI 224 is problematic because there are certain provisions that state contrary to the constitution of the country.

“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.

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