Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas Wins 2021 Foreign Journalist Award In US
Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has been named the 2021 National Association of Black Journalists, NABJ, ”Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist of the Year”, recipient to be held on Saturday, December four, 2021 in the United States of America.
This was made known in a letter addressed to the investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, by organizers of the event. AnasAremeyawAnas, known for his dangerous and daring investigative works, is being recognized for his outstanding and ground-breaking achievements in journalism over the years.” Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist of the Year Award” is one of the categories of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) event held annually to honour the extraordinary work done by foreign journalists.
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Anas Aremeyaw Anas, better known as Anas, is a Ghanaian investigative journalist born in the late 1970s. His motto is “name, shame and jail” . He utilizes his anonymity as a tool in his investigative arsenal; this has made him very popular in West Africa where most of his investigation is based.Very few people have seen his face until an “unmasking” during a BBC interview in November 2015 — and this was a prosthetic Anas is a politically non-aligned multimedia journalist who has specialized in print media and documentaries. He focuses on issues of human rights and anti-corruption in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa, according to Wikipedia.
According to Wikipedia, in December 2015 Foreign Policy magazine named Anas one of 2015’s leading global thinkers,and he has been invited to talk about his work at international conferences. In 2016 Anas had a “Best Journalist” award named after him by the Press Foundation in Ghana.
Investigative works of Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Two of his most recent and influential works are:
Ghana in the Eyes of God. In 2015, Anas’s investigation into the judiciary of the republic of Ghana resulted in the removal from office of workers from the third arm of government including 13 high court judges, 20 lower court judges and 19 Judicial Service court registrars and interpreters. Over 100 judicial service staff in total were probed, after being caught on camera taking gifts from undercover Tiger Eye PI investigators to influence court judgements.
Number 12. On the 6th May 2018 Anas released Number 12, so named because corruption was the “12th player on the football team”. This exposé implicated almost the entire football administration in Ghana, and resulted in the President of Ghana dismantling the Ghana Football Association. The then Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, who was also an executive member of Fifa, was caught on camera accepting bribes. All football matches in the country were called off after the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) met on June 8, 2018, and dissolved the Referees Committee, deciding that all officials mentioned in the exposé should step aside.
International referees were also involved, such as Kenyan FIFA referee Marwa Range. He was filmed receiving US$600 before a scheduled match. This led to Marwa’s withdrawal from the 2018 World Cup. A documentary was released by BBC a week before the 2018 FIFA World Cup started. Nigeria’s national football team’s coach, Salisu Yusuf was also involved in the scandal.