Ghana 🇬🇭 is a West African country which practices Christianity with a significant Muslim minority.

General censorship[]

Although the constitution and law provide for freedom of speech and press, the government sometimes restricts those rights. The police arbitrarily arrest and detain journalists. Some journalists practise self-censorship. The constitution prohibits arbitrary interference with privacy, family, home, or correspondence, and the government respects these prohibitions in practice.

Despite its relative freedom, the media in Ghana does face some challenges. Journalists in Ghana are often poorly paid, under resourced, and often lack training. As a result, journalists in Ghana find themselves susceptible to bribery and self-censorship. The quality of radio and television broadcast media programming is low. With respect to newspapers, the ownership landscape of newspapers is politically polarized with most newspapers supporting either the government or opposition party lines. Only one newspaper, the state-owned Daily Graphic is truly national in distribution.

Book censorship[]

Film censorship[]

  • Les Maîtres Fous - this documentary about the religious rituals of the Hauka tribe was banned in Ghana and several other French and English colonies in Africa due to the Africans' blatant attempts of mimic and mock the "white oppressors". On the other hand, African students, teachers and directors deemed that the film perpetrated an "exotic racism" of the African people.

Internet censorship[]

In 2002 the government of Ghana censored Internet media coverage of tribal violence in Northern Ghana.

Television censorship[]

Video game censorship[]

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