The Press Foundation (TPF) has condemned the conduct of beleaguered reported of Kumasi-based Ashh Fm for exhibiting unprofessionalism by staging his disappearance.
The foundation prior to his return it would be recalled, launched ‘operation find Daasebre dead or alive’ and solicited support from members of the inky fraternity to find him.
In a release issued and signed by its Executive Director Listowell Yesu Bukarson it said “to the extent that, he could not be found after 27 days was worrying, therefore necessitating a release by the TPF, seeking collective efforts by all, including especially the security services and embassies to help in the search for him”
According to him, TPF is disappointed in the reasons advanced by Daasebre for his decision to go into hiding describing his action as unfortunate and condemned them without reservations.
He said his conduct is unjournalistic and must not be entertained and encouraged.
“TPF wishes to call on the journalists to be circumspect and professional in the discharge of their duties, and not to indulge in such self-seeking agenda in the name of journalism. We take this opportunity to commend the security services for their frantic efforts in our avowed search for the journalist. TPF is informed that his employers have sanctioned him for going AWOL and also for his “misconduct” We commend the management for the decision. This is because we believe it will serve as a deterrent to others, thereby protecting the enviable image of journalism. We also call on Journalists to eschew such actions which are inimical to journalism”