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How To keep posted with Ghana news
WELCOME TO GHANA !
INTEGRATE BETTER IN GHANA BY KEEPING POSTED WITH NATIONAL NEWS
The press in Ghana is very alive, with a large number of newspapers published by a variety of companies and people. The vitality of the printed Media is a real sign of the level of democratic maturity achieved by Ghana. The newspapers now represent a significant counter power: everything that is going on in Ghana is on the press. Newspapers are very oriented towards domestic politics, corruption and of course, sports. Ghana is a relatively self-centered country and it shows in the Media: world news, even regional news, are scarce.
The standards of journalism in Ghana have yet to improve: writers are more reporters than journalists so many articles are mostly narrative with little or no analysis. However, the “Opinions” articles contributed by professional outsiders compensate. Information in the press must be taken with caution as verification of facts is not always done properly.
Eighteen are in the following list:
Daily Graphic, Ghanaian Times, Daily Guide, The Chronicle, The Heritage, The Statesman, The Daily Dispatch, The Insight, The Ghana Palaver, The Independant, Accra Daily Mail, The Crusading Guide, Gye Nyame Concord, Ghanaian Voice, Public Agenda, Ghanaian Observer, Free Press, Weekly Standard.
Expatriates are generally not knowledgable about national news as they do not make the effort. Correcting this mistake will allow you to better understand Ghana’s people and society and to have a fuller experience of your new home country.
Foreign investors and business people should read/subscribe to:
§ the daily Business Week,
§ the economic page of the Ghanaian Times,
§ the economic supplement in the Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Graphic and,
§ the Business and Financial Times (twice a week)
The smaller and private The Enquirer is dedicated to corruption.
A few of Ghana’s newspapers have their own website like:
A few of Ghana’s radios have their own website, which are like News portals, like:
African online Medias
Many have a country page on Ghana but are mostly relaying news published elsewhere. Check:
and Jeune Afrique for French readers.
Development news: IRIN News-Ghana
Regular news on relief, social, economic and political affairs in Ghana by UN Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)
There are five main terrestrial TV channels broadcasting in Ghana: GTV (state-owned), Metro TV (joint venture between the State and a Ghanaian private enterprise), Viasat 1 (owned by Viasat Broadcasting), TV3 (owned by TV3 of Malaysia and its local partners), and TV Africa (owned by a Ghanaian film maker). Get a TV, plug it and access these local channels for free.
GAR (ex GBC – public) 95.5
Joy FM 99.7
City FM 97.3
Vibe FM 91.9
X FM 95.1
Univers FM 105.7 or 88.7
The radio of the University of Ghana - Legon in Accra
BBC broadcasts on 101.3 FM in the capital, where there are also relays for the Voice of America (VOA 98.1) and for Radio France International (RFI, 89.5 in Accra and 92.9 in Kumasi).
FM stations from Ghana's Diaspora (over Internet)
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