Radio Ada, Ghana, under attack again

Radio Ada and its members are under attack— again. Noah Dameh, Deputy Station Coordinator at Radio Ada, is being targeted by the local authorities of Ghana for calling out the violence being perpetrated against Dangme people in the Greater Accra Region. Amanor Dziagu and Serwa Waree, collaborators at the station, have also received violent threats; […]

Urgent: Help Radio Ada (Ghana) restore after attack

Urgent: Help Radio Ada (Ghana) restore after attack

We learned of the brutal armed attack on Radio Ada, Ghana’s oldest and best-known community broadcaster on 13 January 2022 . This attack endangered workers of the Station and studio guests resulting in the damage to equipment and attempting to stop the voice of a broadcaster that spoke out on a wide range of economic, political, and cultural matters. The attackers stated that their objective was to halt the continued broadcast of information and voicing of local public opinion relating to the ongoing struggle over Songor Lagoon. They threatened further reprisals if this journalism did not cease. To learn more about what happened, I speak with Julius Odoi, graduate of the University of Ghana and a experienced Community Radio broadcaster. Julius has a 10 years broadcasting experience in community radio broadcasting and volunteers with Radio Ada in the Ada-East District of Ghana. Also, Julius is the external Communication office for Radio Ada.