Ghana’s Poor Ranking In 2022 World Press Freedom Indicate Not Expected – Sulemana Braimah
The Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa, Sulemana Braimah, said it’s not surprising that Ghana has been ranked low in the 2022 World Press Freedom Indicate.
Mr. Sulemana explained that at the back of the rankings by Reporters Without Borders where Ghana dropped 30 places to 60th globally, and 10th in Africa.
This is Ghana’s lowest-ever ranking in almost two decades after it ranked 66th and 67th in 2005 and 2002 irrespectively.
The previous report is out of 180 countries to determine Ghana recording a fall in its indication points from 78.67 percent to 67.43 compared to last year.
The Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa Sulemana said the government must put in measures to enhance press freedom in the country.
Mr. Sulemana also added, “The signals were clear and some of us had always raised concerns about developments in the country. I have had cause to say that this government has had the weakest media in terms of critical journalism and it is experiencing the most repressive tendencies in terms of press freedom.”
Finally, Mr. Sulemana said he is not surprised, because as he already said with the developments we are seeing in this country, it is not surprising that other countries have overtaken us and did not expect that we will drop this low.”