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World Press Freedom Day – Justice for Journalists Nonnegotiable



As the world converge in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia to mark this year’s (2019) World Press Freedom Day to honor the “fight” for freest press, high international standards and ethics of journalistic practice that ensure professional service to humanity rather than a commercial service, United Press for Development Network is by this Press release wishing all Media Practitioners Happy Press Freedom Day.

Sadly in Ghana, there is epidemic rate of press brutality and murder of Journalists.

After shamelessly recording over thirty-one (31) press assaults and murders in 2018, Ghana commenced this year (2019) with the assassination of Ahmed Hussein Suale, Tiger Eye PI Chief Investigator on wednesday 16th January, 2019 at Madina Accra, Ghana (high profile murder).

Death threats on head of Joy News’s Investigative Journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, after the release of “Militia in the Heart of the Nation” documentary, aired in the evening of Thursday, 7th March, 2019.

The beating of three Ghanaian Times Newspaper Journalists, who on their way for the day’s assignment were assaulted by ten police officers at Kinbu in Accra Central on Thursday March 14 (Mr. Malik Sullemana, a Court Reporter, Mrs Raissa Sambou, a General Reporter and Mr Salifu Abdul Rahman, an Assistant Editor).

The Founder and Leader of the Glorious Word Power Ministries, Reverend Owusu Bempah on March 15, stormed the studio of Accra based Radio XYZ with gun wielding men to assault one Mugabe Maase but meet his absence and ended up intimidating staff of the company and threatened to kill Mogabi and close down the station. Reports available indicates that, some mobile phones belonging to staff of the said media organization were damaged and or taken away.

About six Fire Service Officers at Nkoranza in the Bono East Region on April 1, 2019 stormed Dero FM, a local radio station and physically assaulted seven staff of the station. The personnel were alleged to have vandalized studio equipment including microphones and consul.

Latest International Press Freedom Organization ranking has seen Ghana lose its first position as Africa’s highest ranked country on the Press Freedom Index, within just a year.

The Reporters Without Borders or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) dropped Ghana from 23rd to 27th place out of 180 countries in the 2019.
Amazingly, nothing or very little has been done to curb the menace.

As we celebrate Press Freedom today, UPDN hereby call on the CID boss to expedite investigation into the cold murder of Ahmed Suale and bring perpetrators to book. Unravel the lawless Police officials, who assaulted Latif Iddrisu at the Police headquarters on Tuesday 27th March, 2018.


UPDN congratulates the government of the day, Parliament and the country at large for the passage of the Right to information bill into law which is currently awaiting Presidential assent or approval.

We believe this will go a long way to improve transparency and accountability and our democratic values.


DEBUT ALBUM: Miriam Mandipira & The Soul Family




DEBUT ALBUM by Miriam Mandipira & The Soul Family!
You’ve never heard a voice like Miriam Mandipira’s. Undeservedly, she doesn’t take credit for the power or presence she delivers. For Miriam, music is much more than just notes and words. It’s
magic. And faith. You can experience it LIVE and on the album, which is set to be released on September 1st.

She has been singing for as long as she can remember, growing up with her ears glued to the radio.

From the moment her school teacher asked her to sing in class, the rest has been history. From Africa to Denmark, from Book Café in Harare to Mojo Blues Bar and the big concert halls. From
Danish Radio Big Band to the Royal Theater. Music is music, and Miriam is the music.

“But it’s not about me when I sing. I’m just the instrument, and when I’m on stage with my band, I sing from a place that’s not about rules and technique but about emotions,” says the singer, who is
seriously trying her hand at songwriting – together with her Soul Family on the album “Ndiwe”, which means ‘you are the chosen one of my heart.’ The overall message is impossible to ignore

“Call me a soul singer, call me a jazz singer. I don’t care. Good music is good music, and I love interpreting other people’s songs and being inspired. At the same time, I think it’s great to try my
hand at creating and writing the songs myself – and with my friends in the Soul Family, I have found my place. They are my family, and the curiosity and respect we share are fantastic.”

You can experience that up close when Miriam & The Soul Family take the stage. The enthusiasm for music and communication is impossible to ignore and hear.

“I love to maintain the feeling of being a child. It’s an excitement and curiosity that keeps me going, and that’s why I’m so excited about every single concert – no matter how small or large it is.

Otherwise, I would never do it. This is not just a casual thing. This is a life, and everything means something,” says Miriam, who began her years in Denmark by jamming at Mojo Blues Bar, building a network.



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Bnoskka and Apprise Music Join Forces To Launch IP Zone Podcast




Bnoskka, a leading creative arts business and intellectual property consultant, is excited to announce its collaboration with Apprise Music, a renowned music publishing and distribution company, to launch the IP Zone Podcast. Hosted by Bnoskka, the podcast is now streaming on YouTube, Spotify and all major streaming platforms.

IP Zone Podcast delves into the fascinating world of intellectual property, creativity, and innovation, featuring insightful conversations with industry experts, artists, and thought leaders. With a focus on the music and creative industries, the podcast explores the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in intellectual property, copyright, and innovation.

“I am thrilled to partner with Apprise Music to bring IP Zone Podcast to the public,” said Bnoskka. “Our goal is to create an engaging and informative platform that sparks meaningful discussions and inspires creativity. We believe that intellectual property is at the heart of innovation, and we’re excited to share this journey with our audience.”

“Apprise Music is dedicated to empowering creatives and artists to protect and monetize their intellectual property,” said Mr. Michael Bamfo, CEO of Apprise Music. “We’re proud to collaborate with Bnoskka on IP Zone Podcast, and we look forward to sharing our expertise and insights with the creative community.”

Tune in to IP Zone Podcast on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and other popular streaming platforms.

Subscribe now and join the conversations.

Mr. Michael Bamfo
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +233 24 502 4002

About Bnoskka:
Bnoskka is a creative arts business and intellectual property consultant dedicated to empowering creatives and businesses to protect, monetize, and grow their intellectual property.

About Apprise Music:
Apprise Music is a music publishing and distribution company committed to supporting artists and creatives in the music industry.

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