Prior to leaving for Ghana to work at TV Africa in Accra for six months, I wondered what the daily routine of a television reporter here was like.
I mulled over how the days were going to be structured, whether the station would have the resources necessary for TV production, and if reporters would be passionate about human rights stories. My family and friends bombarded me with similar questions, but I couldn’t offer them anything more than my musings.
This video blog is intended to answer those questions, giving people an idea of what a day at TV Africa entails for most of the station’s reporters.
I followed Prince Minkah for a day while he covered two lead stories. The first was on a Ghanaian investigative journalist who recently released a documentary about corruption at the country’s main port. The investigator is rumored to have been paid by the government to complete the investigation and Minkah was looking into those claims. The second piece was about the development of a railway line in Ghana and the forced eviction of residents and shop owners on the land that will take place as a result.
Minkah’s thirst for exposing injustice is infectious. No challenge can stop this incredible 24-year-old from changing the world, one human rights story at a time. This video is the perfect example of what he’s capable of.