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April 4th, 2008
We Live Under a Government of Men and Morning Newspapers
I deliberately chose the gripe above by the eminent American thinker, Wendell Phillips to begin this address. Though he was commenting on the state of affairs in 19th – Century America, Phillips’ commentary could easily describe the current situation in 21st –Century Ghana. Indeed, the role of the Ghanaian media has gone beyond merely reporting events and facts. It has become an agenda-setting one. But which or whose agenda?