Kabral, Kufour and others honored for their contribution to press freedom

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Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere, Chairman of the Board of Ghana Grid Company Limited, Former Chairman Kufuor and 13 others were honored for their role in media activism in Ghana.

They were awarded for their contribution to freedom of expression, media training and policies that led to the expansion of press freedom in the country.

The first awards ceremony was initiated by the Center for Media and Culture, led by veteran journalist Enimil Ashong.

A total of 15 people were honoured, including Sir Sam Jonah, Professor Kwame Karikari, Mr. Akoto Ampaw, Madame Elizabeth Ohene and Kweku Sakyi-Addo, who received citations.

Amb. Blay-Amihere, a veteran journalist, was at the forefront of media activism in Ghana from the 1980s until the early 2000s.

He was president of the Ghana Journalists Association and the West African Journalists Association, chaired the National Media Commission and moved on to other roles as a diplomat and author after 25 years of media practice.

Amb Blay-Amihere, on behalf of the winners, thanked the organizers for this honor and hoped it would inspire the younger generation to fight for freedom of expression and be patriotic citizens.

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