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Attack on Blakk Rasta an affront to liberty of speech

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Entertainment of Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Resource: www.ghanaweb.com

2021-01-12

Rex Omar is worried Ghana might return to the days of the culture of silenceRex Omar is anxious Ghana may return to the times of the culture of silence

The chairman for GHAMRO, Rex Omar, is apprehensive that the continual attacks on outspoken individuals for expressing their sights on challenges of national desire or normally could deliver the country back again to the days of the culture of silence.

The veteran Highlife musician had been responding to issues in relation to the murder attempt on the life of media temperament, Blakk Rasta in early January at the premises of Zylofon Fm in Accra, the place he at present functions.

Blakk Rasta took to Twitter on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, to tweet on the shutdown of Zylofon FM’s transmission as properly as the risk on his everyday living.

“Transmission on @zylofon1021fm shut down. A guy broke into the making, masked threatening to get rid of me. Police and stability here…” he tweeted.

Considering the fact that then, several phone calls have been created, which include one from the Rastafari Council, to the Ghana Police Provider to get to the bottom of the assault.

In his response to the problems, Rex Omar said that the attack on Blakk Rasta is a danger to the flexibility of expression and need to not be inspired even if it is just emanating from faceless men and women with no polarised affiliations.

“Blakk Rasta has always been an outspoken particular person who has under no circumstances been recognised to lean towards any political get together and so if his do the job as a social commentator is targeted for points like this, then all the efforts we have created as a region to escape the times of the culture of silence would suggest practically nothing,” he stated.

He extra that he was fearful due to the fact he has not acknowledged Ghana to be like that and such assaults ruin the initiatives produced by several to ensure that we are living in a democratic dispensation devoid of assaults on personalities simply because of their beliefs or their general public utterances.

Rex Omar was talking on Accra-based Accra Fm’s Ghana Yensom early morning display on January 12, 2021.



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