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Ghanaian investigative reporter wins health journalism award for undercover work

Ghanaian investigative reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas has been awarded the 2010 Excellence in Journalism award by the Global Health Council, in recognition of his undercover work in a psychiatric hospital.

Disguised as a mentally-ill patient at the Accra Psychiatric hospital, Anas exposed the neglect and abuse of other patients by nurses.

Global Health Council President and CEO Jeffrey L Sturchio said Anas repeatedly risked his own life to help others.

“In selecting Mr Anas for this award, we were awed by his courage and persistence ― often at great personal risk ― in exposing the most vile and degrading treatment of human beings.” he said. “We celebrate everything Mr Anas has done to rescue and care for the most vulnerable among us.”

Last year, Journalism.co.uk reported that US President Barack Obama had praised Anas in his speech to the Ghanaian Parliament.

Read more about Anas’s work here….

AfricaNews: Obama praises Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas for risking life to report the truth

“US President Barack Obama paid tribute to Ghanaian ace investigative journalist and AfricaNews’ reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas for his selfless work towards humanity. Obama said the democratic dispensation in Ghana is worth emulating across the continent to boost press freedom and governance,” Africa News reports.

Full story at this link…