Death threats on journalists smack barbarism and backwardness - Anas

BY: Zadok Kwame Gyesi
Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas says the threats of death on the lives of some Ghanaian journalists was an act of barbarism and backwardness.

For him, anonymous and open threats when not dealt with “breed impunity in our society.”

In a statement posted on Facebook Friday [January 1, 2021], Anas said, "It is a terrible thing to practice journalism under conditions such as these, and it is even dangerous when nothing is done, and the perpetrators get to carry out their threats.”

He has, therefore, called on the government as well as the security agencies to as a matter of urgency investigate the threats of death and violence on some Ghanaian journalists.

"The security agencies must proactively investigate the sources of death threats and arrest the criminals," he said.

Below is a copy of the statement from Tiger Eye P.I.