Investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni has bemoaned the security of journalists who are critical of the Akufo-Addo regime.
The 2018 best WAMECA journalist posted on his Facebook wall has his life has been under threat during the current administration unlike under the John Mahama government.
His comment comes after Ghana dropped 30 places to 60th on the 2022 World Press Freedom Index which is Ghana’s third-lowest since Reporters Without Borders (RSF) began publishing the report in 2002.
This year the index was compiled using a new methodology to take better account of new challenges, including those linked to media digitalisation.
Another change in the data gathering this year was that although the survey stopped at the end of January 2022, updates for January to March 2022 were carried out for countries where the situation had changed dramatically, such as Russia, Ukraine and Mali.