Nana Ama Agyemang Asante

Tackling Exclusion of Women’s Voices in Ghanaian Society: The Role of the Media

Ms. Nana Ama Agyemang Asante is co-host of the “Citi Breakfast Show” (CBS), a highly popular, public-interest radio show broadcast daily on the Accra-based station Citi FM. She is also deputy online editor of Citi FM’s news website,, supervising the publication of timely stories and helping to direct national attention toward a range of social issues, including minority rights. From 2011 to 2014, she served as country coordinator for Journalists for Human Rights, a Canadian NGO promoting the coverage of human rights and governance stories across the African continent. In 2015, she was named Radio Personality of the Year by African entertainment network M24 for consistently speaking truth to power. During her fellowship, Ms. Asante is writing a report on the role of the Ghanaian media in encouraging women to participate in democratic processes. She plans to share her findings with editors, journalists, and NGOs working on media and governance issues in Ghana.