Ghana enjoys a high degree of media freedom and the private press and broadcasters operate without significant restrictions. The Commonwealth Press Union has described Ghana’s media as “one of the most unfettered” on the continent.

The private press is lively, and often carries criticism of government policy. Animated phone-in programmes are staple fare on many radio stations.

Radio is Ghana’s most popular medium, although it is being challenged by increased access to TV.

Scores of private FM stations crowd the dial; many of them are based in the main towns and cities. Most of them are chasing a limited amount of advertising revenue. State-run Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) runs national TV and radio networks.

Nearly one third of Ghanaians have access to the internet, and mobile telephones are becoming a significant source of news.

News agency

Ghana News Agency – state-run

The press

The Ghanaian Chronicle – private daily
Daily Guide – State-Owned
Daily Guide – Private
Ghanaian Times – State-Owned daily
Accra Daily Mail
Ghana Palaver – weekly

Television

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) – state-run, operates Ghana TV (GTV)
Metro TV – jointly owned by government and private company
TV3 – private
MultiChoice – pay TV

Radio

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) – state-run, operates Radio 1 with programmes in English and Ghanaian vernaculars, commercial service. Radio 2 and local services including Accra’s Unique FM
Adom FM – private
Peace FM – private
Joy FM – private
Choice FM – private
Vibe FM – private
Space FM – private