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Prof Karikari named South Africa Press Freedom Commission member (Public Agenda)

By: Megan Russell (Published 7/15) Professor Kwame Karikari, executive director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) based in Accra, was recently appointed the 9th member and only non-South African representative of the newly formed South Africa Press Freedom Commission. The group, launched Thursday July 7th in Johannesburg, was initiated by Print Media South […]

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Mobile Number Portability in the United States vs. Ghana (Public Agenda)

By: Megan Russell (Published 7/11) Ghana has recently made headlines as the fourth African nation, after South Africa, Egypt and Kenya, to provide the much-anticipated Mobile Number Portability (MNP). The National Communications Authority (NCA) has decreed that as of Thursday July 7, all five major cellular providers, MTN, Vodafone, Airtel, Zain, and Tigo, are required to […]

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All Washed Up

As I stood knee-deep in the Ghanaian ocean, waves aggressively slapping against my body, Shawna flailing helplessly by my side and the figures of Sung, Michael, and Patrick vaguely recognizable struggling in the surf, I smiled and thought fondly to myself: “This is one of those moments I’m going to remember for a long, long […]

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