Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Chief Executive Officer of Tiger Eye PI Media (Tiger Eye) and the US-based research and education think tank, Africa Center for International Law and Accountability (ACILA), will from the end of March this year hold a novel investigative journalism training programmes for practitioners in Ghana and the West Africa Sub-Region.
This was revealed in a statement signed jointly by Anas and Mr. William Nyarko, Executive Director of ACILA.
The key objective of the training programme, the statement said, is to enhance the capacity of participants in investigative reporting in order to provide accurate and reliable information to the public.
It is also to promote accountability and transparency, contribute to good governance, rule of law, anti-corruption, and human rights.
Anas, winner of several international and national investigative journalism awards, believes Ghana and West Africa need more investigative journalists to ensure accountability, good governance, and human rights.
He said he was excited about the prospect of sharing the knowledge and techniques of his trade by offering training to other practitioners to enhance their capacity.
“I am also excited about the fact that these training programmes are in line with my goal of establishing a permanent institute in investigations in Ghana…Our collaboration with ACILA, especially with its Executive Director, two-time investigative journalist of the year, and who facilitated the maiden investigative journalism training programme in 2001 which I attended, provides a perfect mutual opportunity for both of us”, Anas said.
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Mr. Nyarko, on his part, said that participants are the ones who will benefit the most from the Tiger Eye-ACILA collaboration.
“We have the demonstrated ability, capacity, techniques and delivery to transform even rookie investigative journalists into award-winning and world class investigative journalism standards”, Nyarko added.
A few participants will be selected through a competitive process for the first training which is expected to be held by the end of March 2016, the statement said.