Ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas was on Saturday crowned the overall best journalist of the year 2015 at the 21st Ghana Journalist Awards (GJA).
For his prize he took home a brand new Hyundai SUV.
Anas’ award was due to his recent exposé on corruption in the judiciary. He captured 34 judges on video allegedly taking bribes to compromise justice.
So far, 26 of the judges have been sacked after being found guilty of the charges proffered against them.
The 21st GJA awards was on the theme: “Media for Undisputed and Peaceful 2016 Election: The Support of Civil Society.”
In all, over 20 awards were given to journalists in various categories.
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, who was the guest speaker at the ceremony held at the Banquet Hall of the State House admonished journalists to be circumspect in their reportage this election year.
She used the opportunity to condemned the use of intemperate language in the media and urged them to double check their facts before publishing their stories.
“Do not base your reportage on mere speculations,” she added.
Charlotte Osei also called for collaborative effort from stakeholders, civil society and the media for a peaceful election.
She was however confident that the commission will organize another successful election in the history of Ghana on December 7, 2016.
Below is the full list of award winners at the GJA Awards:
Overall best journalist:
Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Best journalist in sports [radio]:
Benedict Owusu [Joy news] – Juju in football
Best journalist in sports [print]:
John Vigah [Graphic] – Accra sports stadium: A death trap
Samuel Tei Adenoh [Ghanaian Times] – Crossing the deadly Madina-Adentan road
Gabriel Obodai Togbor Ashong [Metro TV] – Neglected souls
A.B. Kafui [GNA] – Poison in a calabash
Emmanuel Baah [Daily Graphic] – Acquiring knowledge the perilous way
Crime and court:
Beatrice Adu [Joy FM] – Corrosive love
Samuel Ablodepay [Daily Graphic] – Technology to define future banking
News reporting print:
Grace Sogbey [The Revelation newspaper] – No preaching
Sustainable development goals:
Joseph Opoku Gakpo [Multimedia] – Jungle poor
Kofi Yeboah [The Revelation newspaper]
Kafui Kanyi [GNA] – My baby my farm
Seth Kwame Boateng [Multimedia] – Candidate for death
Best Investigative report:
John Vegah [Ghanaian Times] – Hazardous waste
Famous Kwesi Atitsobi [Multimedia] – Juice from the baobab
Oil and Gas:
Dotse Konbla Aklobotu [Graphic Business] – Why Ghana must invest in oil business
Gabriel Ahiabor [Daily Graphic] – Fish for livelihood
Elvis Darko [The Finder] – Government cripples bank
Best print layout
The Finder newspaper
News reporting electronic:
Seth Kwame Boateng [Multimedia] -Talented arts in prison
Teachers for television:
Seth Kwame Boateng [Multimedia] – Locked and forgotten
Arts entertainment and tourism
Famous Atitsobi [Multimedia] – Mole Ghana’s wide life for tourism
Best reporter in science:
Rebecca Quaye [Daily Graphic] – Clinical trials not rocket science
Sanitation and hygiene:
Rebecca Awuah – GBC 24
GJA Komla Dumor Most Promising Journalist:
Maxwell Akalaare Adombila
Good morning Ghana
Ghana Armed forces
Bright Blewu – GJA General Secretary
Global Media Alliance