The Chevening Alumni Association of Ghana in collaboration with the British High Commission Accra is pleased to organise its maiden speaker series: Holding government accountable – the role of the media on Thursday, October 26 2017.
Chevening is a prestigious scholarship programme funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organizations. Since its inception in 1983, Chevening has become one of the world’s premier international scholarship schemes which has created an influential worldwide network of global leaders. More than 250 Ghanaian scholars have already become part of the network of 44,000 alumni worldwide – a number which is rapidly increasingly each year.
This Speaker Series focuses on the place of the media in Ghana at 60 years. David Ampofo; a Chevening scholar and award-winning Journalist describes the place of the media in society. He argues that even though Ghana’s media has come a long way since the advent of the fourth republic, there is still much work to be done when it comes to unbiased reportage and constructive criticism – two key components that have positive impact on the development in the society.
Freedom of the press is a powerful tool that allows in-depth analysis of Ghana’s socio-economic state, especially when it comes to holding government accountable in delivering its promises.
The Speaker Series will provide a platform for young journalist and media professionals to benefit from a unique mentorship opportunity and rich discussions from experienced Chevening alumni and key media stakeholders.