The judiciary is not immune from criticisms- GJA President, Affail Monney
President of the Ghana Journalists Association ( GJA), Mr Alfred Monney has reacted to statement by the country’s judicial service, saying that it is not immune from criticisms.
According to him, in as much as the judiciary is not immune from criticism, it’s critiquing must not be done in a manner that brings the administration of justice into disrepute.
Mr Affail’s comments follow a statement by the Judicial service, threatening and requesting the media and journalists to delete stories from their domains that are hateful and spiteful against justices of the Supreme Court.
Speaking at a press conference held in Accra, the Association’s President held the view that the threats by the judicial service defy logic.
According to him, they are tantamount to an unwarranted assault on all the tenets of freedom of speech and freedom of the media as guaranteed by the country’s 1992 constitution.
” The GJA is plainly of the view that the threats by the judicial service defy logic and are tantamount to an unwarranted assault on freedom of speech and freedom of the media as guaranteed by the 1992 constitution” He said.
He therefore described the service’s statement as ill crafted, advised, architect and issued, demanding for it’s immidiate reversal.