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Majority of Ghanaians see media as free of government interference (Correction) A majority of Ghanaians say the country’s media is “somewhat free” or “completely free” of government censorship and interference, the most recent Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Popular support for media freedom in Ghana bounces back to majority view Popular support for media freedom in Ghana has increased sharply, bouncing back to the majority view after a drastic decline recorded in 2017, recent Afrobarometer survey data show. Read more
AD355: Trusted and influential: Religious and traditional leaders can be assets in COVID-19 fight Trusted and influential: Religious and traditional leaders can be assets in Ghana’s COVID-19 fight. Read more
AD351: Ghanaians’ acceptance of security-related restrictions faces test with COVID-19 lockdown Effective Monday, 30 March, parts of Greater Accra and Ashanti regions – the areas of Ghana most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic – were placed on lockdown, in accordance with President Nana Akufo-Addo’s announcement in his fourth address to the nation... Read more
AD350: Batswana see civil liberties as largely intact, split on possible trade-offs for security As Davis and Silver (2004) pointed out in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States, civil liberties ordinarily taken for granted in a democracy may be called into question when extraordinary events place them in conflict with... Read more
Ghanaian women have less financial decision-making power, lag in political participation, Afrobarometer survey shows Ghanaian women are twice as likely as men to defer to their spouses in decisions about household finances, according to a recent Afrobarometer survey that also finds persistent gender gaps in education and ownership of key assets. Read more
AD347: Ghanaians cite high cost, bias, and long delays as barriers to using formal justice system Ghanaians cite high cost, bias, and long delays as barriers to using formal justice system. Read more
High cost, bias, and long delays prevent Ghanaians from using formal justice system, Afrobarometer survey shows Ghanaians say high costs, a bias in favour of the rich and powerful, and long delays are the three most important barriers that prevent citizens from using the formal justice system, according to a recent Afrobarometer survey. Read more
WP184: Curbing intolerance of persons in same-sex relationships in Ghana: The important role of education Teaching tolerance? Education could play key role in curbing intolerance for persons in same-sex relationships in Ghana. Read more
Plurality of Ghanaians aren’t taking sides yet in presidential contest, latest Afrobarometer survey shows More than four in 10 Ghanaians aren’t taking sides yet in a presidential race, outnumbering declared supporters of the ruling party as well as its challengers, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more

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