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Foreign Policy magazine honours Ghana’s Anas Aremeyaw Anas

2 December 2015 at 04:58 | 1062 views

Foreign Policy magazine, an American publication on Tuesday named Ghanaian journalists Anas Aremeyaw Anas one of this year’s "100 leading global thinkers."

Also recognized are Pope Francis, Banksy, Chai Jing, Angela Merkel, and Mosoka Fallah.

Anas never shows his face in public. He does that he explained several times, for fear that the bad guys he exposes would go after him.In addition to his own reporting in Ghana, Anas leads Insight TWI’s undercover investigations around the world.

Anas’ most recent investigation in Ghana caught dozens of judges taking bribes on camera. He has taken down a sex trafficking syndicate, contract killers of children, traffickers in albino limbs, money launderers, and corrupt officials at the highest levels. He once spent months undercover as an inmate in Ghana’s worst prison to expose its appalling conditions.

Anas’ boss at TWI, Managing Director Jonathan Ossoff, was happy with the honour bestowed on this outstanding member of his team:

"To us, this recognition signals that the ideas driving Anas – and our work with him at Insight TWI – are ideas that will grow in importance and shape the future’"

According to Ossoff "Anas believes in journalism that put criminals and corrupt officials behind bars. For Anas, it’s not enough merely to report. He is driven to name, shame, and jail. And the world is taking notice."

Ossoff added:

"I was with Anas this morning (Tuesday December 1) and he asked me to relay the following: "I am grateful for this recognition. There is more work to be done."

Here is a video clip on Anas’ most recent work in Ghana: