I did more daring work in the John Mahama era and never feared for my life than today – Manasseh Azure

I don't feel safe now as a Journalist
Manasseh Azure - Editor-in-Chief of the Fourth Estate

Story by Franklin ASARE-DONKOH

The Editor-in-Chief of the Fourth Estate has revealed that he did more daring work as a Journalist in the former President John Dramani Mahama’s era and never feared for his life than he is today.

President John Dramani Mahama
Former President John Dramani Mahama

According to him the freedom of the press took a nosedive when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took the realms of government in 2017. He made this known today, May 5, 2022, on the GTV Breakfast show.

“In that era, when you are writing a story, all you ask for is, is the story factual, accurate and true but today when you are writing a story, what is ask for is I am I safe” Manasseh Azure said.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Can I do a story like the “Ford Expedition saga” during an election year under this current administration and go to bed safe and sound as I had under the John Mahama era? He quizzed.

Manasseh Azure revealed further that when news broke that he was going to air the “Ford Expedition Saga” video, “the then Minister of Communication called to ask if he should give me a Police escort if I feel unsafe. I told him (the Minister) no because I felt safe. This is the freedom of the press I am talking about”, he added.

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