Ghana’s historical ranking on World Press Freedom Index

Journalists at a press conference
Journalists at a press conference

According to a compiled historical ranking pertaining to World Press Freedom Index released by United Press for Development Network (UPDN), Ghana performed abysmal as compared to the previous years.

Over the years, governments have been working industriously to allow the Press have their intended freedom to telecast and spread the developmental projects plans, educating the citizens.

Based on authoritative science and data, reports have it that between two (2) decades (20 years), Ghana’s Press Freedom position keeps swinging.

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The United Press for Development Network reported that in the spin of the 20 years, best ranking was the year 2015 where they stood at the 22nd position.

However, from 2016-2019, Ghana’s Press Freedom was stacked between the 20s (26th, 26th, 23th, 27th, 27th)

Further, the position shot to 30th twice (2020 and 2021)

Recently, Ghana is ranked at 60th position being the country that gives Press Freedom.

With careful analysis of the historical ranking, it could be traced from the death of the Ace Journalist Ahmed Suele in who was shot and the death of Captain Maxwell Mahama.

Subsequently, the scandals that happened which needs a cover from the press contributes to the abysmal performance of the media landscape in terms of Press Freedom.

Know Ghana’s Historical ranking on the World Press Freedom Index

2002 – 67
2003 – 48
2004 – 57
2005 – 66
2006 – 34
2007 – 29
2008 – 31
2009 – 27
2010 – 27
2011/2012 – 41
2013 – 30
2014 – 27
2015 – 22
2016 – 26
2017 – 26
2018 – 23
2019 – 27
2020 – 30
2021 – 30
2022 – 60

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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