Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2019

Wed, 1 May -
8:45 to 18:00

Joint Media Forum - Challenges and opportunities for the Media in the Age of Disinformation

Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng

Consultant in media, culture and communication, Former Chair, National Media Commission of Ghana

Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng, Former Chair, National Media Commission of Ghana: Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng is a consultant in media, culture and communication.  He is the immediate past Chairman of the National Media Commission of Ghana. He is also the immediate past President of the African Communication Regulators Network.  Previously, Nana was the Coordinator of the European Union Culture Fund for Ghana known as the Cultural Initiatives Support Programme from 2007 to 2011 and the Communication Policy Advisor at Third World Network Africa from 2004 to 2006. A journalist by profession, Nana and began his journalistic career as an intern at the Ghana News Agency. He joined the Daily Graphic as a staff writer in 1982 and rose to the position of acting editor in three years. In 1985 he was appointed the Editor of the Mirror, a position he held until he was dismissed by the PNDC government in 1988.  After a self-imposed exile in London, he co-founded a magazine called Ghana News before being offered the deputy, and later editorship, of the world famous WEST AFRICA magazine in 1990. Nana has been a part-time lecturer in a number of institutions including the Ghana Institute of Journalism, the African University College of Communication in Accra, Vauxhall College in London and the European University for Peace Studies in Austria.  As a consultant, Nana has worked for several entities including the European Union, the African Union, and the African Centre for Human Rights Studies, Parliament of Ghana, and ECOWAS.