I’ll smile if I die today – Anas

Anas Aremeyaw Anas during one of his investigative works in Nigeria

Ghana’s most decorated investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has said he would not regret dying in the line of duty.

According to him, he will be smiling into his grave if anybody decides to take his life because of what he stood for as a journalist.

The Ghanaian subterfuge kingpin lost a colleague mid-January 2019 as a result of a huge football scandal story he uncovered leading to the banning of the Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi.

Anas acknowledges such stories bring loads of pressure on his team and deprive him of the luxury to enjoy social life with family and friends.

“Journalism is a very hot profession, especially undercover journalism. To be honest the reality dawns on us every morning that you could wake up and you could not wake up,” Anas told his audience at the 3rd Africa Leadership Conference dubbed ‘Africa Rising 3’.

He added: “The reality dawns on us because you’re deprived. I would love to go to the beach when my friends go but unfortunately when you do this kind of job you don’t have that luxury. It is difficult to take on this.”

“But one thing that keeps me going and I keep saying that if I should die in the line of my work I’ll smile knowing very well that what I did was to push the frontiers of our democracy,” the award-winning journalist said.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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