Accra, GHANA – In an event at the U.S. Embassy today, Director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement unit Ms. Chris Carlisle handed over donated laptops, cameras, and video projectors to media outlets in Ghana, media support organizations, and the National Media Commission. The donation, made through the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, advances the United States Government’s support for rule of law and accountable governance in Ghana.
“The U.S. Government supports the rule of law in Ghana and around the world. This donation to support working journalists, anti-corruption organizations, and Ghana’s main media regulator will help build capacity for stronger journalism and accountable governance in Ghana,” said Ms. Carlisle.
The equipment donated today will go directly to the organizations listed. The organizations will use the equipment for journalist training, fact-based reporting, investigative journalism, and appropriate oversight of media outlets in Ghana, respectively.
Organizations receiving donated equipment today are:
- Corruption Watch (CDD – Ghana)
- The Fourth Estate (Media Foundation for West Africa)
- National Media Commission (NMC)
- The Daily Graphic
- Ghanaian Times Newspaper
- Ghana News Agency (GNA)
- Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC)
Each organization will receive 4-5 laptops, with selected organizations also receiving a video projector and high-resolution professional camera. In line with U.S. Government accountability standards, each organization will report annually on the equipment’s use supporting the organization and press freedom in Ghana.
About the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement works to keep Americans safe by countering crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad.