Ghana🇬🇭 Drops in World Press👉 Freedom Rankings

Ghana has dropped four points in the latest ranking in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index as it moved from the rank of 23 to 27 from the previous year.
Besides, the country has also lost its status as Africa’s best-ranked country in the World Press Freedom Index, compiled annually by Reporters Without Borders (RWB) which evaluates the state of journalism in 180 countries.
Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs, in a statement on the floor of Parliament, noted that this latest ranking released only a couple of weeks ago demands sober reflection from all.
The statement is to commemorate this year’s World Press Freedom Day which is being celebrated across the world today.
This year’s event is under the theme: “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Election in times of Disinformation”.
Mr Ablakwa also stated that Ghana has come too far as a country to have any threshold of tolerance whatsoever for reports such as police brutalities meted out to journalists.
Source: Ghana web

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