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Philip Ashon

Philip Ashon is a trained multimedia journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He is a graduate of Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC).

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Thousands of Ghanaians came out to attend the much anticipated ‘Dumsormuststop vigil’ in Accra on Saturday. This is the first time celebrities in the country are taking to the streets to protest the power crisis which they say is taking a toll on their business.


On June 3, heavy rains led to an explosion at a fuel station around the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra, Ghana. Over 90 people lost their lives with several persons sustaining various degrees of injuries. This feature looks at the events of June 4, 2015 and looks at how Ghanaians dealt with the loss.


In recent days, 'chalk' has been the major topic of discussion in Ghana. The chalk issue however, and its availability or otherwise goes beyond the classroom. It has a direct effect on the quality and availability of education to hundreds of Ghana's school going children in public schools. Here are some views from some children in the Eastern Region.


The people of the Ga West and Ga South have a big problem. The bridge that links their communities was destroyed several weeks ago. Their lives have never been the same since. Richard Sky and Bernardino Avle visit the residents and speak to them about the problems.


James Town, also known as 'Old Accra', has served as the hub of growth and development for Ghana's capital for decades. In recent years the area, and many others like it along the shoreline in Accra, the level of education provision has fallen drastically. James Town: Educating the next Generation takes a look at the phenomenon.


Meet Janet Symmons, a Ghanaian who escaped a coup d’état in her native home in 1981; her daughter, Danielle, who was born in Wales to a British father but considers Ghana to be her home; and Dr Seth Asamoah Mensah who moved to Wales 15 years ago and feels less a Ghanaian with each passing day. This melting pot of stories and experiences, will provide some insight into the complex matter of national identity and migration.


When a public library is threatened with closure, a community in the Welsh town of Pontypridd rise up to fight for what is theirs. Saving Rhydyfelin Library chronicles the story of how a community can join hands to fight for what they believe in.


For over 100 years, Wales has become a home for thousands of refugees and asylum seekers. Politically estranged and often victims of devastating wars, these individuals migrate from countries such as Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan. Mike Esperian, originally from Armenian Iraq and currently an asylum seeker in the UK, will show how he has dedicated his life to help correct the negative stereotype associated with refugees and asylum seekers. He will share his personal story of how he escaped the war in Iraq and Syria and currently assists over 50 refugees and asylum seekers become a part of the Welsh society. This was my second film as a student of MAIJ at Cardiff University Music: Forgiven by Dan Millidge

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