Ghana - IFEX Member Campaigns
Rights groups organised a national conference in Accra to intensify their long campaign for passage into law of the long-delayed bill.
In Ghana, musicians have faced threats, insults and intimidation from opposing political party activists for composing songs for political parties of their choice during election campaigns.
Ghana's former President, John Agyekum Kufuor, said that history had vindicated his government for the repeal of the criminal libel laws that were used to jail journalists.
The protest was part of activities organised to mark the 16th anniversary of President Yahya Jammeh's Coup d'État on 22 July 1994.
Apart from raising awareness, the march will highlight the need for a thorough revision of draft bill to ensure that it complies with international best practice standards.
From a journalist following in the footsteps of her idols at Harvard, to an activist fighting for a world where children are free to express themselves, the Media Institute of Southern Africa introduces you to 9 women who are "making it happen."
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