Volume 9, No. 1 In The Annals Of Democratic Governance
01 December, 2010
Ghana has made impressive strides in expanding press freedom and freedom of expression generally since the transition to constitutional democracy in 1993. Notable among the developments in this area are the state’s relinquishment of its decades-old monopoly over the broadcast media in the 1990s and the 2001
repeal of the criminal libel laws. Indeed, a number of international rankings of media and journalistic freedom rank Ghana’s press as the freest on the African continent. In 2009, for example, Ghana’s media was adjudged Africa’s freest by Freedom House, with press freedom in Ghana rated higher than in France, Spain and Italy.