Day 156: Anas Aremeyaw Anas: How I named, shamed and jailed

Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas goes undercover to operate using his three principles of journalism; name, shame and jail. In this talk he shows footage from some of his most powerful investigative pieces, illustrating how governments and authorities can’t ignore hard evidence.
In ‘Spirit Child’, Anas found the men who kill deformed children using a poisonous concoction. To do this, he made a prosthetic baby and approached them to kill it. Just as the men were about to make the concoction to commence the killings, he called the police who were nearby and the perpetrators were arrested.
In, ‘The spell of albinos’, Anas made a prosthetic albino limb and filmed the men who were trying to buy this from him. According to Anas, the Tanzanian government could only have taken action because the evidence was available.
In Nsawan prison he followed an inmate from his sickbed to death, exposing issues of bad food, unhygienic toilet facilities and abundant drugs.
Anas has his critics but he vows to continue the fight, currently through his ‘Africa Investigates’ series.His style of journalism may not work everywhere, yet as he tells us, extreme diseases need extreme remedies.


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