iWatch Africa unveils its digital campaign as part of the Human Rights Abuse & Corruption Project

iWatch Africa has unveiled its digital campaign as part of the Human Rights Abuse and Corruption project. The digital campaign which involves use of videos and infographics is ultimately aimed at educating over a million people online about human rights abuses and the negative impact of corruption in Ghana.

Gideon Sarpong, Policy and News Director of iWatch Africa described the initiative as an “important step” in pressuring relevant institutions to act on cases involving rights abuse and corruption.

“We are dedicated to promoting transparency and holding institutions accountable and one important step in doing this is by educating Ghanaians within the digital ecosystem. This campaign will continue into the foreseeable future and we expect to expose a lot of wrong doing by highlighting data in simple graphic formats and videos which can be shared and viewed widely.”

“So far, we have engaged the Ghana police and Commission on Human Rights Abuse and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and we would share some of our findings and reports with them,” he added.

The Human Rights Abuse and Corruption project was launched in September 2019, and it is being supported by the United States Embassy in Ghana.

Credit: iWatch Africa

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Gideon Sarpong

Gideon Sarpong is a policy analyst and media practitioner with over eight years of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across Ghana, as well as designing strategic project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation, Commonwealth Youth Program ,Free Press Unlimited and Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast, a PgD in Fiscal Policy for financing sustainable development from the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, in South Africa and a PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is the founder and country president of SOA Ghana Hub. Gideon is a Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Trans-national Governance in Florence.
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