The Man behind the Pearl Curtain

In Ghana, the journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas repeatedly uncovers grievances. To do so, he sets
traps for the powerful.To protect himself from their revenge, he lives in secret. A visit to his hideout

In August 2019, when I asked for a meeting with Anas Aremeyaw Anas, I receive a Facebook message from Kwesi,that Ritchie would get in touch with me. Ritchie says he knows nothing about anything, but gives me the phone number of James, who is obviously not in the loop either and gives me another number, of someone called "Director". I have to text him and announce my call.

"Who are you?" the director asks and I introduce myself. He gives me an appointment and says: "Take a taxi, give the driver your mobile phone and we'll guide him to the meeting point."

There's a good reason for this game of hide-and-seek: Anas Aremeyaw Anas is a star of African journalism - and highly endangered. The fact that he receives me at all in Ghana's capital Accra is because I have been in contact with him for a long time,built up trust and met him there two years ago.

People revere Anas as a fighter for justice....

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