Renowned Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, will be honoured with the GUBA 2017 Black Star Award for Exceptional Journalists at the Intercontinental Hotel in London on Saturday the 3rd of June 2017. The Exceptional Journalist Award recognises outstanding journalists whose works have impacted society positively.
The GUBA Awards, now in their sixth year, seek to celebrate exceptional talent and commitment to advancement within the Ghanaian and British community. The prestigious ‘GUBA Black Star Award’ will be awarded to thirteen outstanding members of the Ghanaian, UK and African community, honouring them for their consistency, dedication to excellence and longstanding contributions to society.
The GUBA Black Star award is in recognition of Anas’ exceptional dedication and courage in taking on some of the most daring investigative assignments in modern journalism in Africa.
As an undercover journalist and private detective and an attorney at law working in Ghana and across the African continent, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has manoeuvred his way into asylums, brothels, prisons, orphanages and villages, where he has methodically gathered and exposed evidence of high level crime, corruption and human right abuses.
In his latest investigative work, Anas went undercover for two years to expose a total of 34 judges engaged in corruption-related activities. These judges and over 105 judicial staff were caught on camera receiving bribes to influence judgment in Ghana’s courts.
Anas currently works as a lead reporter on Africa Investigates, a documentary series on Al Jazeera, which empowers African journalists to investigate and tell their own stories. Under the Africa Investigates project, Anas has so far produced over ten (10) award-winning investigative documentaries across the continent.
The GUBA Awards 2017 will be a night of acknowledging talent and celebrating Ghana at 60. Tickets for the award can be purchased at www.gubaawards.co.uk/ticket/
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