Originally posted on TED Blog:

Anas Aremeyaw Anas is known for, as he calls it, the “naming, shaming and jailing” of criminals all over Ghana – yet few people would be able to pick him out of a crowd. The undercover journalist, [ted_talkteaser id=1757]who gave today’s talk, has brought smugglers, mob bosses and pimps to justice with an unshakeable determination to, in his words, “shine light in the dark spots of society.” All without ever revealing his identity. I caught up with Anas recently by email.

With public corruption so rampant — Anas has, after all, caught cops, government officials and prison administrators in all sort of sordid acts — it’s unnerving that so many of the criminals brought to light by Anas’ investigations are then sent through a justice system full of more corrupt officials. But as Anas pointed out to me, it’s not up to him to determine the cases’ outcomes. And…

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