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Ghana’s law on publication of false news is vague and easily abused

Appiah Darko, Samuel (2022) Ghana’s law on publication of false news is vague and easily abused. Africa at LSE (25 Feb 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Ghana repealed its controversial criminal libel law two decades ago, but the Ghana Police Service have used a new law to arrest and prosecute some media personalities. Legal practitioner and media law lecturer Samuel Appiah Darko explains why the law was passed, the inherent dangers of its wording and the abuses it is enabling.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 12:48
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 12:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113932

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