George Sarpong has over 20 years experience in media and communications law, policy and regulation in Africa. He is the Executive Secretary of Ghana’s National Media Commission where he coordinates policy interventions to insulate the media from external controls. George has been involved in pro-democracy work across Africa especially promoting freedom and independence of the media. He was a founding team member of the Media Foundation for West Africa and founded the Youth Network for Human Rights & Democracy (you-net), Party Youth Forum and the Young Leaders Program. He was a 2018 Reagan-Fascell Fellow of the National Endowment for Democracy.