Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2018

Thu, 3 May - 9:00 to 10:30

Plenary Session 2

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Undercover investigative journalist

Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an undercover journalist, attorney and private detective working in Ghana and across the African continent. In disguise, he finds his way into asylums, brothels, prisons, orphanages and villages, where he methodically gathers evidence for hard-hitting stories - - then presents the evidence to authorities, who prosecute these criminals in the court of law. 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. In Barack Obama's 2009 African policy address in Ghana, he singled out Anas and commended him as "a courageous journalist who risked his life to report the truth.”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.