5 badass African journalists who are changing the world

Farida Dawkins May 03, 2018

5 badass African journalists who are changing the world

Image of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas…photo credit: Vice

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Anas is a well-known reporter who undertakes many interesting roles resulting in the underprivileged receiving justice. Anas was praised by President Obama during his visit to Ghana.  Anas was born in the 1970s and was raised in Ghana. He attended the University of Ghana and after schooling, he boldly turned down employment with the Ghanaian Times. In 1998, he opted to work with the Crusading Guide to spearhead his career. He’s been kicking ever since.

His first assignment was as a street hawker – individuals who sell products in the street; usually in busy traffic. He exposed police officers who took bribes.  Some of his other projects include going undercover as a cleaner in a major brothel, posing as an affluent businessman to uncover government workers at the Ghanaian passport agency issuing passports to non-citizens, and teaming up with Al-Jazeera in Nigeria’s Fake Doctors to reveal sham doctors who exploited susceptible populations.

Some of the awards Anas has won are: The Heroes Acting to End Modern-Day Slavery Award by the US Department of State, the Lorenzo Natali Prize (2nd Prize for Africa) by the European Commission Directorate- General for Development, the ‘African Achievers Awards’ in Kenya and the Journalist of the Year Award from the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) in Ghana.  In 2015 and 2016, he was classified as the Most Influential Young Ghanaian in a poll run by Avance Media. Anas is also CEO of Tiger Eye Private Investigations and Executive Director of Tiger Eye Social Foundation.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: May 3, 2018


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