Press Freedom Index: Government responds to report

Government has responded to a report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) which has seen Ghana’s ranking fall by 30 positions – the worst in the country’s history.

Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in a statement said government has taken note of the concerns highlighted in the report and is keen on putting in place measures to see an improved ranking in the future.

According to the Minister, “The Government of Ghana in pursuance of its desire to continuously promote press freedom and the safety of journalists, intends to do the under-listed;

  • Work in collaboration with the National Media Commission to deepen the execution of the Coordinated Mechanism on the Safety of Journalists.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders including Civil Society Organisations in deepening education for State and non-State actors on the safety of journalists
  • To address the RFS’ concern about the poor economic conditions of most journalists in the country, government will continue engagements with media associations including media owners to improve the working and economic conditions of journalists.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in the fight against disinformation and spread of fake news”, the statement revealed.

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