In Ghana, Physical Attacks and Other Obstacles Hinder an Independent Press

In Ghana, Physical Attacks and Other Obstacles Hinder an Independent Press
Mourners bury the body of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale in Accra, Ghana, Jan. 18, 2019 (AP photo).

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an ongoing series about press freedom and safety in various countries around the world.

The first documented slaying of a journalist this year took place in Ghana when Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a member of the highly regarded investigative outlet Tiger Eye P.I., was gunned down near his family home in Accra on Jan. 16. Police believe he was assassinated for his journalistic work. In an interview with WPR, Vivian Affoah, a program manager at the Media Foundation for West Africa in Accra, discusses Hussein-Suale’s case, the obstacles that Ghanaian journalists face in their work and the evolution of Ghana’s media landscape.

World Politics Review: Why was Ahmed Hussein-Suale threatened and targeted? Has the subsequent police investigation revealed any clues about who might have been behind his killing?

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