Half of Ghanaian journalists earn below GH¢200 monthly – Study

A media study conducted by the Labour Research and Policy Institute of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has revealed that nearly half of media workers in the country are paid less than GH¢200 a month.

A report by the Daily Graphic citing the study titled “Wages and Working Conditions of the Media Workers in Ghana” says 44% of the media workforce earn below the average income in the industry.

Quoting from the study the report said “Low remuneration was a major challenge confronting the media industry in Ghana” but conceded that the situation is not only exclusive to the industry alone.

The study was based on data collected from 1000 questionnaires which were sent to the various media houses across all the administrative regions in the country for journalists to answer.

In comparative analysis with the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) figures of 2007, the study concluded that media workers earning below the minimum wage are also earning below the national poverty line.

By Ekow Quandzie

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