From the Google Africa Blog:
December 7th 2012, will be an important day for Ghana and Ghanaian voters. Â Ghana has already established a reputation for a being a vibrant and stable democracy, and expectations are that the upcoming election in December will be yet another opportunity to reinforce the well-deserved reputation.
During the election campaign period, Â the Internet is increasingly playing a role in how Ghanaian citizensâ€™ search for information about elections, and in how politicians seek to engage with voters.
To meet this growing demand for information online around the elections, we embarked on several activities. Â From training local journalists and political parties on digital tools for elections, to partnering with local media partners like Citi FM to hold Google+ Hangouts with leading candidates and local civil society groups, to live-streaming the IEA Evening Encounters in Partnership with IEA Ghana and MMG, to partnering our Google Student Ambassadors in Ghana with local civic group Ghana Decides – our focus has been on making elections-related information accessible and driving citizen engagement.
- New Ghana Decides Campaign – Our Vote, Our Voice! (macjordangh.com)
- ECOWAS Pleased With Ghana Election Preparation (voanews.com)