This study presents an overview of the state of journalists’ safety in Ghana, focusing on the
perceptions of journalists about the role of regulatory bodies, media houses, and colleagues, in safeguarding journalists in the discharge of their duties. The study specifically assessed the priority given to journalists’ safety in different newsrooms in Ghana.
It surveyed the measures to improve journalists’ safety and the impact of COVID-19 on safety practices at media houses in Ghana. Forty (40) media houses comprising broadcast, print and online were sampled for this study. In addition to the results of the online survey, interviews were conducted with ten participating media houses to provide illumination on female-specific issues in the various safety policies. A content analysis of three available policies was done to determine the quality of the policies currently in use.
The full report can be accessed here.