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Benjamin Emmanuel Ephson

Benjamin Emmanuel Ephson

Benjamin Emmanuel Ephson is a Ghanaian journalist and pollster.

03July
1957
Born
03 July 1957

Born

Ben Ephson was born in Accra in 1957.

09July
1974
Career
09 July 1974

Career

Ben Ephson began his journalism career at Accra Academy in 1974, writing for Africa Magazine in London. He faced arrest and suspicion from school officials, who discovered he was a teenage boy instead of his impending arrest.

01July
1981
Early life and Education
01 July 1981

Early life and Education

He attended the Accra Academy for his secondary schooling before earning his LL.B. (Hons) in law from the University of Ghana, Legon, in 1981. In order to study US foreign policy at the University of Maryland, College Park, he was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship.The Impact of the Print Media on U.S. Foreign Policy: Somalia as a Case Study was the title of his research paper.

10July
1984
Africa Magazine
10 July 1984

Africa Magazine

From 1974 until 1984, he worked for the West Africa magazine in addition to the Africa Magazine.

02July
1996
BBC 1996
02 July 1996

BBC 1996

Between 1986 and 1996, he worked as the Ghanaian Correspondent for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and from 1996 to 2006, he did the same for Agence France-Presse (AFP).[7][8] In the middle of the 1990s, he was also the host of Ephson's File, a live radio conversation show on Radio Gold. He is the Daily Dispatch's managing editor at the moment.

29June
2022
Award 2022
29 June 2022

Award 2022

Award for 'Human Rights and Excellence' from the US-based National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)

Award for 'Commitment and Dedication' from the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA)

05July
2023
Managing Editor
05 July 2023

Managing Editor

At the Daily Dispatch, Ephson serves as managing editor.

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