Reporters Without Borders in France have ranked Ghana 60th in the 2022 World press Freedom index.
Ghana dropped thirty places in the latest ranking announced by the international non-profit and non-governmental organization with the stated aim of safeguarding the right to freedom of information.
This latest ranking saw Ghana dropping from 3rd position in 2021 in Africa to the 10th position – a result that had a country like Burkina Faso which is under a military regime performing better than Ghana.
The Reporters Without Borders (RSF) World Press Freedom Index measures pluralism, media independence, the robustness of legislative frameworks and the safety of journalists in 180 countries and five regions.
Other African countries that were better than Ghana in the latest ranking when it comes to press freedom include Seychelles (13), Namibia (18), South Africa (35), Cape Verde (36), Cote dÍvoire (37), Burkina Faso (41), Sierra Leone (46), The Gambia (51) and Niger (59).