Media

Ghana enjoys a high degree of media freedom and the private press and broadcasters operate without significant restrictions. The Commonwealth Press Union has described Ghana’s media as “one of the most unfettered” on the continent.

The private press is lively, and often carries criticism of government policy. Animated phone-in programmes are staple fare on many radio stations.

Radio is Ghana’s most popular medium, although it is being challenged by increased access to TV.

Scores of private FM stations crowd the dial; many of them are based in the main towns and cities. Most of them are chasing a limited amount of advertising revenue. State-run Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) runs national TV and radio networks.

Nearly one third of Ghanaians have access to the internet, and mobile telephones are becoming a significant source of news.

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The press

The Ghanaian Chronicle – private daily

Daily Guide – state-owned

Daily Guide – private

Ghanaian Times – state-owned daily

Accra Daily Mail

Ghana Palaver – weekly

Television

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) – state-run, operates Ghana TV (GTV)

Metro TV – jointly owned by government and private company

TV3 – private

MultiChoice – pay TV

Radio

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) – state-run, operates Radio 1 with programmes in English and Ghanaian vernaculars, commercial service. Radio 2 and local services including Accra’s Unique FM

Adom FM – private

Peace FM – private

Joy FM – private

Choice FM – private

Vibe FM – private

Space FM – private

News agency

Ghana News Agency – state-run