GJA Awards Anas is best journalist of the year

The award was due to his recent expose on judicial corruption in the country. The expose captured 34 judges on video who allegedly took bribes and were compromised in their ruling.

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Ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas was on Saturday adjudged the overall best journalist of the year 2015 at the 21st Ghana Journalist Awards (GJA).

The award was because of his recent expose on judicial corruption in the country. The expose captured 34 judges on video who allegedly took bribes and were compromised in their ruling.

Out of the 34 judges indicted, 26 of them have so far been sacked after they were found guilty of the charges levelled against them.

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Anas took home a brand new Hyundai SUV as his prize.

The theme for the awards ceremony was “Media for Undisputed and Peaceful 2016 Election: The Support of Civil Society.” Over 20 awards were given to journalists in various categories.

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The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, who was the guest speaker at the ceremony called on journalists to be cautious in their reportage in this election year. She admonished journalists to check their facts before publishing them. “Do not base your reportage on mere speculations,” she added. Charlotte Osei also called for a collaborative effort from stakeholders, civil society and the media for a peaceful election. She further assured the general public that the EC will organise a successful election 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

Photojournalism:

Samuel Tei Adenoh [Ghanaian Times] – Crossing the deadly Madina-Adentan road

Human rights:

Gabriel Obodai Togbor Ashong [Metro TV] – Neglected souls

Health:

A.B. Kafui [GNA] – Poison in a calabash

Education [print]:

Emmanuel Baah [Daily Graphic] – Acquiring knowledge the perilous way

Crime and court:

Beatrice Adu [Joy FM] – Corrosive love

Telecommunication:

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

Teachers [print]:

Kofi Yeboah [The Revelation newspaper]

Rural reporting:

Kafui Kanyi [GNA] – My baby my farm

Environment:

Seth Kwame Boateng [Multimedia] – Candidate for death

Best Investigative report:

John Vegah [Ghanaian Times] – Hazardous waste

SME:

Famous Kwesi Atitsobi [Multimedia] – Juice from the baobab

Oil and Gas:

Dotse Konbla Aklobotu [Graphic Business]  – Why Ghana must invest in oil business

Agriculture:

Gabriel Ahiabor [Daily Graphic] – Fish for livelihood  

Financial reporter:

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

Honorary awards:

Good morning Ghana

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Ghana Armed forces

Ideal Finance

Bright Blewu – GJA General Secretary

EIB network

Global Media Alliance

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