Shelby Bond

Publication Date

Fall 1997


By using the framework of neocolonialism, the following paper examines foreign news in the Ghanaian media. Through observations, interviews and book research, the paper supplies background information on neocolonialism, the media and society, and an overview of the Ghanaian media. The paper then provides extensive discussion on sources of foreign news in the Ghanaian media, foreign news selection and processing, perceptions of the foreign news content among Ghanaian media personnel and the future of foreign news in Ghana's media. It concludes with an evaluation of foreign news in the Ghanaian media in light of the argument that neocolonialism has come to dominate the African mass media.