Introducing Je Suis Anas

Almost twenty years ago, I reported my first investigative story. It was about some police officers who took bribes from hawkers, and then allowed them to break a law. I reported that story not knowing where it’ll lead. But after the story was published, an editor highlighted its importance; and for the first time in the history of the newspaper I was working with, the story got republished. No police officer was punished when the story came out, but the awareness created by the story motivated me to do more.

A lot has happened between these twenty years. With each new story, comes a different set of promises and challenges. I have had time to learn some hard lessons, marvel at significant progress and generally remain grateful for the opportunity to be able to do what I do. While at it, I remain focused on one thing: impact. What is the point of journalism if it doesn’t benefit society in a progressive way? That’s the question I ask myself every time I take my pen or camera to go on a reporting assignment. It is this same question that has helped me define the scope of my work in anti-corruption: to name, shame and (help) jail the bad guys in society. It is not lost on me; how controversial this position is. What keeps me going is seeing the work I do lead to policy changes, positively affect the lives of others as well inspire a new generation of change agents in society.

The idea of inspiring a new generation of activists and change agents, is what inspires my work at the Tiger Eye Foundation. It is the same idea that led to my collaboration with Klarity to launch this platform: #JeSuisAnas.

Je Suis Anas means “I am Anas” in French. It is a platform that allows others to join the fight against corruption in our society. It was born out of a longstanding call by thousands, who have written to me, asking to be part of the work I do. By launching this platform, we are creating a space where we can work together to tackle important issues. Collectively, we shall improve positive outcomes in society by working hand in hand on local, national and international levels.

The great thing about this platform is in knowing that no effort is too small. Each action counts and there’s a place for everyone here. Sometimes, it’ll only be about signing a petition. Other times, liking a page. Sometimes spreading the word, offering a tip or just visiting a page. Actions do not need to be grand to effect change, but if we keep going together, we’ll achieve a lot together. I look forward to the next 20 years being better than the last. Let’s begin from here.

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  1. Nana
    2 weeks ago

    It’s good to expose corruption but do it well. Your past works were excellent but the recent ones are a shame. Galamsey part one is a lousy job, in my opinion.

  2. Not Botwe-Chrysolite
    3 weeks ago

    I thank God for your life, praying for you

  3. Ebenezer Agyei
    4 weeks ago

    I love your work and the impact.

  4. Anokye Bright
    4 weeks ago

    Well, well at long last the rest of us who are solidly behind you will get the change to be part of what you do…. For generations to come; our children’s future depends on it. ###God bless you and your team.

  5. Erik
    4 weeks ago

    You’re an inspiration to us all!

  6. Enuayi Yao
    4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much, I’ve inspired a lot and I happened to be one.

  7. YAW YIADOM BUACHIE
    4 weeks ago

    You are doing great job, Mr Anas. It’s equally a very risky one indeed. I admire your courage. In our country, the Republic of Ghana, there are no consequences for corruption. Do I suggest for your consideration that you drop the word ” corruption ” and use ” stealing”. They are thieves and this is what my mother in the village understands. Your readiness to expose the rot in the mining industry is a welcome development indeed viz. the plight of the mining communities in Ghana.

  8. Shadrack Owusu
    4 weeks ago

    Make the signing in a simple way for us. I’ve been trying to sign the petition but the feed I keep receiving is invalid

  9. Nasung Fidelis
    4 weeks ago

    Great work boss.Munaa bayaan nka.

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