Webster University Ghana hosts globally renowned investigative journalist, Anas Aremeway Anas
Webster University Ghana and EAA Productions on Thursday July 19, hosted undercover investigative journalist Anas Aremeway Anas, in a media summit entitled, ReImagineGH2018: stories, standards and struggle.
The media summit explored the future of investigative journalism in Ghana, what role investigative journalism plays in Ghanaian/African society and how educational institutions such as Webster University Ghana could contribute to the development of investigative journalists through the offering of the Media Communications program.
The summit was attended by journalists, media owners, Media Communications faculty of several institutions as well as students as members of the community at large.
In her address at the summit, the Campus Director of Webster University Ghana, Christa Sanders said hosting such an event was in line with Webster University Ghana’s desire to provide a platform for intellectual discussion and provided a unique opportunity to debate investigative journalism with one of the most renowned investigative journalists of the African continent.
She added that as an institution, Webster University’s Media Communication program is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to effectively design and execute their own journalistic investigations. She expressed the hope that the media summit would lead to a deeper understanding of the practice of investigative journalism and inspire even more students to consider the profession.
She added that the growing interest in Webster University’s Media Communication program is an indication that many young people are taking up the challenge of trying to make a difference in society through the practice of journalism.
“We are incredibly honored to have Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Webster Ghana’s Adjunct lecturer Esther Armah center stage tonight and we thank them for allowing us to be part of this important platform as we train our students on what it really means to be a ‘game changer’ and to make a true difference in society through the lens of the journalism profession,” she said.
Adjunct lecturer Esther Armah, who served as moderator of the media summit, presented a comprehensive history of investigative journalism, its industry, how it functions, where it fails and how it can and must strengthened for its future.
In the course of the summit, Anas Aremeway Anas made a grand entrance in a flowing gown and full face mask flanked by several security personnel much to the amazement of audience. He was interviewed by Professor Armah followed by a Q and A session.
In an expose of his work, Anas Aremeyaw Anas walked the audience through the process of conducting investigations, the rigorous process of guaranteeing his work would stand legal scrutiny as well as security measures to ensure his own safety. According to Anas, he welcomes scrutiny of his work and sees it as a way to guarantee his work stands the test of time.
The program was well attended and publicized and was a natural boost for Webster Ghana’s Media Communications program.