- Judicial service’s statement is not meant to gag the media- Lawyer Sory clashes with the GJA
Lawyer for Judicial service, Thaddeus Sory has fiercely responded to news conference held by the Ghana Journalists Association, disagreeing with it that his statement to media houses in the country is a threat.
The lawyer had earlier on behalf of the judicial service served media houses with a statement asking them to delete stories that have hateful and spiteful speeches against justices of the Supreme Court.
The GJA however reacted to the statement, describing it as an ill crafted, timed, served, and issued statement demanding for it’s immidiate reversal.
Lawyer Sory responding to the Association in an interview on JoyNews, stated emphatically and unequivocally that the statement is not a threat to the media.
According to him, he doesn’t understand why media houses should be threatenend if they are sure they don’t publish stories that are hateful and spiteful against Judges.
Mr Sory believes that the Association in it’s conference, failed to highlight things that were captured in the statement.
He held the view that the judicial service’s letter is a basic journalism principle and not threat.
The lawyer stressed out that all that have been captured in the letter are things that journalist in the country have been taught already.
He therefore added that he is only reminding the media that what they write about the judiciary have consequences.
According to him, the statement is not meant to gag the media, adding that he doesn’t care about what people say about it as many nasty things have been said about him before.