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This is the first time since the research group began tracking media freedom trends in Africa that the tables have turned. Now, the report shows that in 25 out of 31 countries surveyed, support for media freedom has declined. In Ghana, 57 per cent of respondents say they want the government to control the media.

Are we really getting tired of media freedom? (2)

Written By Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng - Last week, I introduced an Afrobarometer survey report in this column which showed that supporters of media freedom in Africa are outnumbered by those who want governments, in effect, to control or even censor the media.

What sparked this new three-way confrontation—Government on one side; and the press ostensibly backed by the NDC on the opposite, are a death and a run-for-life of journalists; and government is under fire for either doing nothing or too little in the clear behalf of journalists, ...

Quarrel with the Press

Written By Prof nana essilfie–conduah - Governments and politicians quarrel with the foreign and domestic press throughout world history almost every other day. Some endure. Others are ephemeral. But there is always a rapprochement.

From the operations of Black Star Line came the opening of Tema Shipyard and Drydock to dock and repair the Black Star Line Vessels.

The M/V Lake Bosomtwi on her maiden voyage to the port of New York. Image credit – ghanashippingguide

Written By Atsu Vormawah - In 1974, when the UNCTAN Code for cargo sharing came into force, the Black Star Line, the national line of Ghana had sixteen (16) vessels each with a carrying capacity of 10,000 metric tons. The Black Star Line which was incorporated in 1957 was on a joint venture agreement between Zim Israeli Line and the Government of Ghana. The Company Started with four (4) second hand steam ship namely SS Volta River, SS Anko- bra River, SS Densu and SS Tano River.

The findings show that media-freedom supporters are now outnumbered by those who believe governments should have the right to prevent publications they consider harmful. Among the key findings, the report shows that in 25 out of 31 countries tracked since 2011 support an unfettered media declined.

Are we really getting tired of media freedom?

Written By Nana Kwesi Gyan Apenteng - One of the most startling reports about the media in recent years was presented at the just ended World Press Freedom Day celebration in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.