Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has addressed the topic of death and whether he harbors fear given the nature of his job.
During the Disrupt Lab event in Germany, Anas was asked directly, “Are you afraid to die?” In response, he expressed that his faith as a Muslim and unwavering conviction provide him with a grounded perspective on the matter of death.
“Fear, I was purged of fear long ago and I am a Muslim, I believe that if you die, you are dead and gone and that it is Allah’s will that you should die.
“And if there is anything I hate, it is that I don’t want to die a coward. I want to die fighting for the right things in society,” he stressed.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas, known for his impactful investigative journalism, has frequently faced threats to his life and the safety of those close to him due to the nature of his work. Unfortunately, his team, Tiger Eye PI, has yet to receive definitive answers regarding the death of one of their key investigators, Ahmed Hussein Suale, who was fatally shot in 2019.
This tragic incident occurred months after the release of Anas’ investigative film ‘Number 13,’ which uncovered corruption in football politics at local, national, and continental levels.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas has consistently focused on anti-corruption and human rights/social justice in his journalistic endeavors. Despite the risks, he remains committed to his work.
He has recently teased the release of a compelling documentary in January 2024, keeping the subject matter undisclosed. The most recent release before this announcement was the second part of a documentary addressing illegal small-scale mining, commonly referred to as galamsey.