Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has been adjudged the overall best journalist of the year 2015 at the 21st Ghana Journalist Awards (GJA).
He was awarded for his investigative piece on judicial corruption that led to the dismissal of judges of the superior and lower courts in 2015.
He captured 34 judges on video allegedly taking bribes to compromise justice.
So far, 26 of the judges have been sacked after being found guilty of the charges proffered against them.
For his award, Anas walked away with a brand new Hyundai Creta SUV vehicle donated by Ideal Finance.
The Best in Financial Reporting, Elvis Darko of the Finder newspaper also walked away with a brand new saloon vehicle also donated by Ideal Finance.
The 21st GJA awards was on the theme: “Media for Undisputed and Peaceful 2016 Election: The Support of Civil Society.”
In all, over 20 awards were given to journalists in various categories.
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, who was the guest speaker at the ceremony held at the Banquet Hall of the State House admonished journalists to be circumspect in their reportage this election year.
She used the opportunity to condemned the use of intemperate language in the media and urged them to double check their facts before publishing their stories.
“Do not base your reportage on mere speculations,” she added.
Charlotte Osei also called for collaborative effort from stakeholders, civil society and the media for a peaceful election.
She was however confident that the commission will organize another successful election in the history of Ghana on December 7, 2016.
Below is the full list of award winners at the GJA Awards:
Best Journalist (Sports - Radio)
Benedict Owusu (Joy News) - Juju in Football
Best Journalist (Sports - Print)
John Vigah (Ghanaian Times) -Accra Sports Stadium; A death trap
Samuel Tei Adano (Daily Graphic) - Crossing the deadly Adenta Madina road
Best in Human Rights
Gabriel Obodai Torbor-Ashong (Metro TV) - Neglected souls
Best Journalist in Health
Kafui Kanyi (GNA) - Poison in a calabash
Best Journalist (Print)
Emmanuel Baah (Daily Graphic) - Acquiring knowledge the perilous way
Best Journalist (Crime and Court)
Beatrice Adu (Joy FM) Corosive love
Best Journalist (Telecommunication)
Samuel Doe Ablordeppey (Daily Graphic) - Technology to define future
Best Journalist News Reporting (Print)
Grace Sogbey (Revelation Newspaper) - No preaching
Best in sustainable development
Joseph Opoku Gakpo (Joy FM) - Jungle Poor
Kofi Yeboah (Revelation Newspaper)
Best in Rural Reporting
Kafui Kanyi (GNA) - My baby my farm
Best Journalist (Environment)
Seth Kwame Boateng (Joy FM) - Candidates for death
Best Investigative Report
John Vigah (Ghanaian Times) - Hazardous waster
Best Journalist (SMEs)
Famous Kwesi Atitsogbi (Multimemedia Group) Juice from the baobao
Best in Oil and Gas
Dotsey Koblah Aklorbortu (Graphic Business) Why Ghana must invest oil revenues locally
Best in Agriculture
Gabriel Ahiabor (Daily Graphic) - Fish for livelihood
Best in News reporting (Electronic)
Seth Kwame Boateng (Joy FM)- Talented arts in prison
Features in Television
Seth Kwame Boateng (Joy FM) - Lost and forgotten
Best in Tourism
Famous Kwesi Atitsogbi (Multimedia) - Mole Park
Best Reporter (Science)
Rebecca Kwei (Daily Graphic) - Clinical trials not rocket science
Best in Sanitation
Rebekah Awuah (GBC 24)
Most Promising reporter
Maxwell Akalaare Adombilla
1. Bright Kwame Blewu (Director of Ghana International Press Centre) - GJA General Secretary Emeritus
2. Ideal Finance
3. Global Media Alliance
4. EIB Network (Excellence in Broadcasting)
5.Ghana Armed Forces (GAF)
6. Metro TV and Randy Abbey (Good Morning Ghana)
7. Viasat 1
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