iWatch Africa organises training workshop for middle belt journalists in Kumasi

iWatch Africa organised a training workshop for journalists in the middle belt of Ghana last Saturday in Kumasi, as part of the ‘Human Rights Abuse and Corruption Project.’

The Human Rights Abuse and Corruption project seeks to train journalists across the country to track cases of human rights abuse and corruption in our effort to promote accountability in Ghana.

Award-winning journalist, Prince Appiah was the main facilitator on the day supported by iWatch Africa’s Henry Kyeremeh, Gideon Sarpong and Banini Philip.

Twenty journalists from across three regions benefited from the training program and would be expected to put into practice their training in the coming months.

Also at the event was Osei Bonsu, a Zonal Officer for Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) who shared some strategies GII has deployed in the fight against corruption in Ghana.

The Human Rights Abuse and Corruption Project is being executed with support from CHRAJ and the Ghana Police. The project is sponsored by the United States Embassy in Ghana.

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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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