The Role of Communications in Democracy


Kojo Yankah, president of the African University College of Communications in Accra, Ghana, will discuss “Communications – Its Role in Governance, Equity and Development in Ghana” on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007.

Yankah has devoted his life to informing the Ghanaian public of their right to access information needed to participate in democratic governance.

He is renowned throughout Africa and in the international donor community for his ethics as a Ghanaian political leader.

He was minister of Information and Communications and minister of State of Central Region, Ghana, and of Ashanti Region, Ghana, and served for eight years as a Member of Parliament.

Yankah has taught journalism and public relations and is president of the Institute of Public Relations of Ghana. He has been a producer, film director, broadcaster and author of five books. 

Yankah's talk is Co-sponsored by the Government Department and the seminar on Governance, Equity and Development.

The talk will take place 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007 in the Law School Function Room, Sargent Hall,
120 Tremont St., Boston.

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