Anas reveals one of his biggest fears as a journalist

Anas reveals one of his biggest fears as a journalist

- Anas Aremeyaw Anas says his fear is to see people he's exposed freely walk the streets without issues

- He said those who look down on his methods wouldn't do so if they were in his shoes

- He said if he does a story about someone, his aim is to put the person behind bars

Award winning Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has stated that one of his biggest fears is that people exposed in his investigative expose's will walk away Scott-free with no trouble.

According to the award-winning journalist, some of the people he targets in his investigative documentaries are ruthless people capable of doing anything once allowed to go free.

The perpetually veiled investigator said some who present themselves as the epitome of journalistic professionalism may frown upon some of his methods, and that it's their opinion.

He added nevertheless that these professionals would have done no different had they found themselves in his situation.

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"...look, there is nothing as painful as doing a story and the people you target eventually get that strength and walk on the streets. It is a bigger danger to you than anything else”.

Anas iterated that this is one reason why one aim for his stories is to put the culprits behind bars, so that they can serve as an example of the consequences for others.

He went on to say that this is why he's teamed up with police, so that they can go after who he referred to as the "bad guys" since the proper structures aren't yet in place for authorities handle them.

If I do a story about you, my aim is not for you to sit in your bedroom and read the story but it should put you behind bars. That is journalism”, he said emphatically.

Responding to claims that he's a spirit, Anas said he's person with flesh and blood, and that hope for the three Northernmost regions of Ghana must come from northerners, that northerners like him need to make the right choices and take the right steps.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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