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General News Wed, 22 May 2019

I’ve never lost a lawsuit; your criticisms are nothing to me – Anas

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World-renowned investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has revealed that since his years as an undercover journalist he has never lost a lawsuit internationally or within the country, as due diligence is applied in all his works.

“Since I started my journalism I’ve never lost any court suit, never, never lost at the national media commission and never lost anything at the international level. When you go to court, the court will ask for what we call raw footage. The raw footage is the entire thing from minute one to minute hundred that you filmed.

The controversial undercover journalist stated that he is not offended by the numerous critics of his documentary because they strengthen him.

He, however, welcomed the critics of his exposes, adding that his doors are opened.

“I want to encourage all those who are critics that the doors are opened, the methodology is there, it will always keep improving, changing but don’t think that your pestering the system affects us in any way or we get offended by that. It rather strengthens us. It gives us energy, it tells us that we have to be very meticulous in our work. So those who critic they are always welcome.”

During his speech presented at the 3rd Africa Leadership Conference, Tuesday, Anas Aremeyaw Anas called on the accused in his exposes to seek redress in the court of law if they feel their reputation has been dented by his documentaries.

“We have always challenged people who think otherwise, who think their reputation have been mugged. Our rules exist and it helps us as journalists. So I encourage people who think they’ve been offended to seek redress in the court of law."

Background

Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an Investigative journalist whose aim is to name, shame and jail persons especially government officials involved in one scandal or the other.

Having investigated institutions such as the Immigration service, judicial service, social welfare (specifically the Osu orphanage), the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, Nsawam prison, the killing of albinos in Tanzania, quack abortion clinics in Nigeria, Malawi’s human harvest, the Number 12 exposé among others which shook institutions and left many jobless and the recent one on illegal mining dubbed ‘Galamsey Fraud’ which saw the former Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM), Charles Cromwell Bissue abusing his office and breaching his fiduciary duties by engaging in bribery and corruption.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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