“Ghana’s second liberation will come on the waves of the printed word and I want to be part of the struggle to establish a viable alternative press in Ghana for all times.” These words penned in January 1991 in a letter to a colleague sum up the life story of Kabral Blay–Amihere over three decades active engagement in the media, with the media and for the media of
Ghana and Africa. Kabral Blay–Amihere attended St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast and pursued undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Ghana, Legon and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a Nieman Fellow – ’91 – of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Civil Law by the University of Sierra Leone in 2007. A former President of the National Union of Ghana Students and former Director of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Kabral has been a journalism educator, publisher, columnist and editor of several publications and served two terms from November 2009 as Chairman of the National Media Commission, the statutory media regulatory body of Ghana. He was Ghana’s High Commissioner to Sierra Leone (2001 – 2005) and Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire (2006 – 2009). In 2014 he was shortlisted in the Writers’ Category of the Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah African Genius Awards.
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