Investigative Journalism in Ghana, Challenges and Ethical Contentions

Isaac Bisilki, Richard Odomako Opoku

Abstract


This paper set out to highlight an aspect of journalism, investigative journalism, by exploring the areas of ethical contentions and challenges that confront its practitioners in Ghana. Using in-depth interviews, the data collected revealed that investigative journalism remained a risky venture in Ghana. Legal suits and death threats constituted the dangers faced by investigative journalists. Based on the findings, the study recommends strong institutional support and capacity building for this category of journalists as well as collaborations among practitioners in their projects.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v6i1.13823

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