Investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni has resigned from Multimedia Group seven years after working with the Kokomlemle-based media house.
Manasseh’s resignation comes barely a week after the National Media Commission (NMC) described the “Militia in the Heart of the Nation” he authored for JoyNews, a subsidiary of Multimedia Group as misleading and a misrepresentation.
The 22-minute documentary sought to portray that the group, D-Eye, had been uncovered training and operating at the Christianborg Castle at Osu in Accra, which is a “security zone” with the complicity of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)-led government.
The government filed a petition against Joy News’ “militia documentary” at the National Media Commission (NMC), and asked for an order for a retraction and an apology.
It is unclear why Manasseh has resigned.
In a note published on his personal website, he expressed utmost gratitude to his former employers, colleagues and everyone who has been helpful to him.