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Nana Ama Agyemang Asante

Radio broadcaster and editor, Citi FM
Ghana
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Nana Ama Agyemang Asante is a co-host of one of the most listened-to morning shows in Ghana: the Citi Breakfast Show (CBS). CBS is a public interest radio show where hosts speak truth to power and engage with citizens. Since joining the CBS in 2013, Nana Ama has provided the much-needed feminist perspective on national issues and debates, helping to direct national attention towards social issues and minority rights.

She is also the deputy online editor of Citi FM’s news website - citinewsroom.com. Nana Ama is also the creator of the Unfiltered, a podcast that provides Ghanaian women whose voices are often missing from the public square a platform to participate in national conversations. Prior to joining Citi FM, Nana Ama was the Country Coordinator of Journalists for Human Rights (JHR): a Canadian NGO promoting the coverage of human rights and governance stories across the African continent. From 2011 to 2015, she managed the relationships between Jhr trainers and media partners in Ghana. In 2017, the National Endowment selected her as a Reagan-Fascell fellow for Democracy in the United States. She spent six months in Washington DC where she produced a report on how the media can be used to amplify women’s voices in Ghana.

Her research will look at how women are represented in political, civic and media spaces.