Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who shook the foundations of the judiciary last year with his exposé on some judges, has been awarded the Journalist of the Year at the 21st GJA Awards.
Held at the Banquet Hall of the State House on Saturday, August 27, the Awards honoured media practitioners who distinguished themselves in various fields the past year.
With his documentary film ‘Ghana in the Eyes of God: Epic of Injustice’, Anas walked away with the keys of a brand new saloon car, the ultimate prize, donated by title sponsors Groupe Ideal.
The prize was, however, received on behalf of Anas by two dummies. A member of Tigereyepi, his production outfit, explained that the investigative journalist is out of the country.
Anas in the speech read on his behalf expressed gratitude to the Ghana Journalists’ Association (GJA) for the honour done him by naming him the recipient of this year’s PAV Ansah Journalist of the Year.
Finder‘s Elvis Darko also received the keys to another saloon car for being named winner of the Dr Nii Kotei Dzani Special Award, which goes to the Best Financial Reporter .
The other winners on the night are:
Best Sports Journalist (Radio) – Benedict Owusu (Joy FM)
Best Sports Journalist (Print) – John Vigah (Ghanaian Times)
Best Photojournalist – Samuel Tei Adanu (Daily Graphic)
Best Human Rights Reporter – Gabriel Obodai Togbor Ashong (Metro TV)
Best Health Reporter – AB Kafui Kanyi (GNA)
Best Education Reporter (Print) – Emmanuel Baah (Daily Graphic)
Best Crime & Court Reporter – Beatrice Adu (Joy FM)
Best Telecommunication Reporter – Samuel Doe Ablordepey (Daily Graphic)
Best in News Reporting (Print) – Grace Sogbey (Revelation)
Best Sustainable Development Goals Reporter – Jospeh Opoku-Gakpo (Joy News)
Best Features Reporter (Print) – Kofi Yeboah (Revelation)
Best in Rural Reporting – AB Kafui Kanyi (GNA)
Best Environment Reporter – Seth Kwame Boateng (Joy News)
Best in Investigative Reporting – John Vigah (Ghanaian Times)
Best in SMEs Reporting – Famous Kwesi Atitsogbe (Joy News)
Best Oil & Gas Reporter – Dotse Kobla Aklobortu (Daily Graphic)
Best Agriculture Reporter – Gabriel Ahiabor (Daily Graphic)
Best in News Reporting (Electronic) – Seth Kwame Boateng (Joy News)
Best Arts, Entertainment & Domestic Tourism Reporter – Famous Kwesi Atitsogbe (Joy News)
Best Features Reporter (TV) – Seth Kwame Boateng (Joy News)
Best Science Reporter – Rebecca Kwei (Revelation)
Best Sanitation & Hygiene Reporter – Rebecca Awuah (GBC 24)
GJA/Komla Dumor Most Promising Journalist of the Year – Maxwell Akaalare Adombila
Best Print Layout – Finder
Honorary awards were also handed to Groupe Ideal, Global Media Alliance, EIB Network, Ghana Armed Forces, Good Morning Ghana, Viasat 1 and Former GJA Secretary Bright Blewoo.
The award was themed: ‘The Media for Undisputed and Peaceful Elections: The Support of Civil Society’.
Special Guest of Honour was the Paramount Chief of the Dormaa Traditional Area, Oseadeyo Agyemang-Badu.
Guest Speaker was the chair of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei.
Minister of Communications Dr Edward Omane Boamah also delivered an address.