Paul Adu-Gyamfi

Chairman
National Media Commission, Ghana
Focus Area(s): 
Elections
Interviewers: 
Ashley McCants
Country of Reform: 
Ghana
Town/City: 
Accra
Country: 
Ghana
Date of Interview: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Abstract 

Paul Adu-Gyamfi discusses the role of Ghana's National Media Commission in protecting press freedoms and ensuring journalistic standards, particularly during elections.  He focuses on the role of the commission in ensuring the state-owned media are not unduly influenced by the government and in working with the electoral commission to monitor elections.  Adu-Gyamfi explains the constitutional basis for the commission and also discusses the challenges faced by the media in Ghana.    

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Profile: 
At the time of this interview, Paul Adu-Gyamfi was chairman of the National Media Commission in Ghana.  A lawyer by trade and a senior partner at Adu-Gyamfi and Associates, he previously served as president of the Ghana Bar Association.  He also was a member of the executive council of the Pan-African Lawyers Union and was vice president of the West African Bar Association.
Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Ghanaian
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Keywords 
Ghana
media relations
election monitoring