Deutsche Welle Academy

20.06.2019 - Article

DW Akademie projects in Ghana aim to strengthen a public dialogue that rests on fact-based, balanced reporting. With DW Akademie support, the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) is establishing high-quality training courses for media outlets and journalists.

For the first time, these trainings will also be offered in the regional capitals Kumasi and Tamale.

Deutsche Welle Academy in Ghana
Deutsche Welle Academy in Ghana© DW Akademie

Media and consumers also need to identify and demand quality journalism. For this, DW Akademie is supporting Penplusbytes (PPB), a non-governmental organization, in building a Center of Excellence for media and information literacy (MIL). Young people will acquire a critical approach to sensationalism and fake news that are spread on social media.

To produce facts-based reports, journalists need to access information from public authorities. The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is working with DW Akademie in the three above-mentioned regions to strengthen the information exchange between district authorities, the media and civil Society.

Media development in Ghana

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