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REVIEW: Timely strategic research spotlights killings of journalists

Assault on Journalism

Volume 23, Issue 1

July, 2017

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Robie, D. (2017). Timely strategic research spotlights killings of journalists. Pacific Journalism Review, 23(1), 269-271. doi:10.24135/pjr.v23i1.323 Review of: The Assault on Journalism: Building Knowledge to Protect Freedom of Expression, edited by Ulla Carlsson and Reeta Pöyhtäri. Gothenburg, Sweden: Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research (Nordicom). 2017. 363 pages. ISBN 9789187957505
Author(s): David Robie
Publication date: 
July, 2017

THE GHANAIAN investigative journalist summed up the mood among some 1500 media people with the beaded face veil rather well—a facial security screen symbolising both the safety of the reporter and his sources. But this was no empty gesture. It is characteristic of Anas Aremeyaw Anas who has captured judges on tape allegedly taking bribes. As the result of his celebrated documentary, Ghana in the Eyes of God: Epic of Injustice, more than 30 judges and 170 judicial officers were implicated in Ghana’s biggest corruption scandal.