Chairman, National Media Commission, Ghana
Focus: Getting the News Out/Managing Expectations, Elections
Keywords: Ghana, media relations, election monitoring
Interviewer(s): Ashley McCants
Country of Reform: Ghana
Location: Accra, Ghana
Date: Wed Aug 13 2008
Paul Adu-Gyamfi discusses the role of Ghana's National Media Commission in protecting press freedoms and ensuring journalistic standards, particularly during elections. He focuses on the role of the commission in ensuring the state-owned media are not unduly influenced by the government and in working with the electoral commission to monitor elections. Adu-Gyamfi explains the constitutional basis for the commission and also discusses the challenges faced by the media in Ghana.