Media Exposé of Judicial Corruption in Ghana: Ethical and Theological Perspectives
AbstractArticle 162, subsection 5, of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana states that “all agencies of the mass media shall, at all times, be free to uphold the principles, provisions and objectives of this constitution, and shall uphold the responsibility and accountability of the Government to the people of Ghana”. Using this constitutional provision that gives the media the power to serve as one of the agents to ensure accountability, this article discusses the media exposé of judicial corruption in Ghana by using the recent video evidence of the investigative journalist, Anas. The article considers issues of judicial corruption, the causes, consequences as well as their ethical and theological dimensions. It posits that those who pervert justice through corrupt practices, will eventually be named and shamed. The article concludes that when the media play their role by respecting high journalistic standards, the cause of justice will be served.
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