|Renowned investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has called for the creation of more “Anas” to hold those entrusted with the public trust accountable and promote democratic governance in Ghana and the West Africa Sub-Region.
He said it is in furtherance of fulfilling this goal that Tiger Eye Media, of which he is the Chief Executive Officer, is collaborating with the Africa Center for International Law and Accountability (ACILA) to provide groundbreaking training in investigative journalism to 30 practitioners in Ghana and the West Africa Sub-Region.
“We need to create more Anas, but it is not just about me. It is about creating and training more people who are united by a common goal of promoting public accountability, anti-corruption, human rights, and fostering democratic governance not only in Ghana, but also in the West Africa Sub-Region”, Anas emphasized.
Anas made the call at the opening ceremony of a groundbreaking investigative training workshop for practitioners in Ghana and the West Africa Sub-Region. The workshop, which is under the theme “Investigative Journalism: From Exposure to Punitive Action” is organized by Tiger Eye Media and ACILA.
The key objectives of the capacity building training workshop are to equip participants with the knowledge and skills they need to enable them provide accurate and reliable information to the public, hold those entrusted with the public trust accountable, and contribute to the promotion of good governance, anti-corruption, rule of law, and human rights. Some of the workshop outcomes include deepening the knowledge of participants in the theory and practice of investigative journalism, equipping them with the techniques and strategies of undercover and forensic investigations, as well as how they can conceive, design, develop, and execute investigative journalism projects from start to finish aided by case studies drawn from award-winning stories by Tiger Eye Media.
The 30 participants, who were selected through a competitive application process, will be in training for three days and will be given a field investigative journalism assignment which they are to complete in one month and return for a review, publication, and certification. Tiger Eye Media and ACILA are funding the training.