Media Reforms, Democratization in Ghana: From Policy Ambition to Implementation

  • Ufuoma Akpojivi


This chapter examines and evaluates the media reforms and democratization processes in Ghana. It analyses the policy documents in Ghana and ascertains the extent to which Western ideas were postulated in the policy documents due to economic influence and pressure from Western governments and international organizations. Furthermore, the policy goals of media freedom and independence, media as public trust, universal access to the media and media accountability are examined in relation to the extent to which they have been achieved. The chapter sums up by arguing that the various policy goals have not been achieved due to incompatibility between the normative Western ideas reflected in the policy documents and the Ghanaian realities.


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  • Ufuoma Akpojivi
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  1. 1.Department of Media StudiesUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

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