GJA ends media boycott placed on Farouk Aliu Mahama

GJA ends media boycott placed on Farouk Aliu Mahama

The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has lifted the over 3 months media blacklist off the Member of Parliament of Yendi Constituency, Farouk Aliu Mahama

The decision has received support from the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), the Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG), and the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA).

In a press briefing on May 9, 2024, GJA iterated that this resolve has only been reached following the immense apology of the MP and his pledge to work to “restore cordial relations with the media in the Northern Region and country as a whole”.

Citi News management is satisfied with the decision of GJA.

“After meeting as a coalition to assess the conciliatory gesture of the member of Parliament, the Plea by the Minister of Information designate and her deputy designate and the positive feedback from management of CITI/FM, the Ghana Journalist Association and its partners have decided to end the media boycott placed on Honorable Farouk Aliu Mahama, Member of Parliament for Yendi. We, therefore, respectfully request all media organisations to take note and act accordingly, with effect from today, May 9, 2024” says the President of the Ghana Journalist Association.


The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) on February 6, 2024 asked all media organisations in the country to blacklist the Member of Parliament for Yendi, Farouk Aliu Mahama, following allegations of assault against Citi TV’s Northern regional reporter, Mohammed Aminu M. Alabira. They cited concerns over the MP’s alleged association with individuals capable of harming journalists and thereby posing a threat to media work.

By: Vanessa Edotom Boateng | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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