Media pluralism and independence guaranteed
General elections were held in December 2016 without major incidents or media freedom violations. Ghana is regarded as one of the most democratic countries in Africa, and Chapter 12 of its 1992 constitution guarantees media pluralism and independence. Thanks to extensive use of mobile phones, a great deal of news and information circulates online. Ghana’s image was tarnished by the arrests of journalists and raids on newspaper that began occurring under former President John Dramani Mahama in 2014. Articles in the criminal code penalizing “false news” are sometimes abused in order to harass journalists.
26 in 2016
17.95 in 2016