The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) has filed a writ at the Supreme Court seeking an annulment of a new media content law by the National Media Commission(NMC).

According to the application filed at the highest court of the land by GIBA, the new law which requires media owners to seek content approval from the commission before publication is inconsistent with the 1992 constitution that guarantees media freedom.

President of GIBA, Akwesi Agyemang fears the new legislation will be a threat to media freedom.

“The Supreme Court is the supreme law of the land and so if there is any regulation or law that contravenes certain aspects of it, we need to seek interpretation and that is what we seek to do.

“If you take the regulation 3.2 which talks about imprisonment and fines for non-compliant it is something that we need interpretation”.