Ghana and Korea have united in a strategic partnership aimed at combatting the escalating challenges posed by misinformation and disinformation within their borders.
The collaboration was announced during a meeting between Ghana's Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, and the Secretary General of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, Kyung-Koo Han, held in Accra on Wednesday.
The decision to address the rising tide of misinformation and disinformation follows a recent National Conference on Disinformation and Misinformation in Ghana.
The conference saw the collective agreement of a seven-point communique involving political parties, civil society organizations, media representatives, and development partners.
The strategic plan, currently under development and expected to conclude by the year-end, will incorporate diverse strategies.
These include upholding ethical standards in the media landscape, promoting fact-checking in public discourse, supporting high-quality journalism, and advancing civic education.
Expressing satisfaction with the enduring diplomatic ties between Korea and Ghana, Mr. Han highlighted the Bridge Projects—a youth-focused Korean initiative fostering intercultural awareness and understanding. Talks are underway for Ghana to host the Documentary Heritage Workshop, enhancing efforts to preserve and archive the country's heritage materials.
Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah emphasized strong collaboration with the Korean delegation to mutually benefit from the enduring relationship, particularly in the realms of education and culture.