Anas, foreign big names train investigative journalists, and whistleblowers next month in Accra

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A training programme timetabled for investigative journalists and whistleblowers is due to take place in Ghana’s capital, Accra, next month.

Africa’s foremost investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, renowned freelance journalist, Christian Locka, and co-founder of Climate Whistleblowers, Gabriel Bourdon-Fattal, will serve as resource persons at the event from May 20 to 24, 2024.

The other notable names are Sonia Rolley, a French journalist with Radio France International, and Jimmy Kandé, an anti-corruption campaigner based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The organisers, the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF) and the Whistleblowers and Journalists Safety International Center (WAJSIC), say the training will focus on corruption, embezzlement of public funds, money laundering, terrorism financing and other crimes “that undermine the stability and development of a state”.

The programme, according to the organisers, is aimed at equipping journalists with effective tools to investigate crimes while ensuring the protection of whistleblowers.

The organisers have directed that journalists who reside in Accra and wish to take part in the training should email their curriculum vitae, examples of their journalistic work and a cover letter in PDF versions to with the subject line ‘Application for Journalists Training Accra’ before Sunday, April 21, 2024.

Symbolic Depiction of a Whistleblower or Informant

Meanwhile, some Ghanaian journalists and whistleblowers who have heard about the training have requested that PPLAAF and WAJSIC organise the same in the other fifteen regions of the country.

Source: Edward Adeti/Media Without Borders/

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