Kofi Asiedu Ofori, Esq.
Director of Research
Civil Rights Forum On Communications Policy

Kofi Ofori is a graduate of Boston University School of Law. Presently, Mr. Ofori serves as Communications Counsel for the Civil Rights Telecommunications Forum, a non-profit that advocates civil rights principles in conjunction with broadcast and telecommunications policy. Mr. Ofori is presently directing two research projects on behalf of the Federal Communications Commission that concern the impact of Adarand v. Pena on minority broadcasters.

During the previous nine years, Mr. Ofori served as the chief lobbyist of the Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ for communications policy. Representing the public interest before Congress and the Federal Communications Commission, Mr. Ofori addressed such issues as: community-responsive broadcast programming, restrictions on concentration of ownership, standards for broadcast license renewal, equal employment opportunity, open network architecture, the National Information Infrastructure, educational technology, and telephone entry into information services.

Mr. Ofori is the co-author of a study of the impact of the 1996 Telecommunications Act on Black-owned radio stations entitled Blackout! Media Ownership Concentration and the Future of Black Radio. Prior to joining the Office of Communication, Kofi Ofori was in private practice in the District of Columbia. He has completed post-graduate studies in broadcast management and business administration. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and the Federal Communications Bar Association.