Corruption is a major problem in the world but more so in Africa. Different efforts have been put in place to curb this social problem but corruption still persists. In Ghana, investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has joined the fight against corruption and has made various revelations that have helped the government and the general populace in one way or the other. Anas’ methodology has however attracted various comments from the general public concerning how ethical this approach could be. This article aims at assessing the investigative journalism methodology used by Ghanaian undercover investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in the light of the doctrine of free will to determine if this methodology is a breach of free will or not. Analyzing data extracted from articles, books, and others, the paper concludes that the choice of Anas’ victims to involve themselves in corrupt practices is done out of their own free will and hence they are fully responsible for their decisions.
Keywords: Undercover journalism, Entrapment, Free will, Corruption, Exposé
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Isaac Boaheng is an Ordained Minister of the Methodist Church Ghana serving the Nkwabeng Circuit of the Sunyani diocese. He also serves as a Translator for the Bible Society of Ghana. Isaac holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Trinity Theological Seminary, Accra, Ghana and has research interest in Public Theology, Biblical Studies, and African Christianity.
Boaheng, I., “Assessing Anas’ Methodology of Undercover Investigative Journalism in the Light of the Doctrine of Free Will,” E-Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 1, no.6 (2020): 228-233. https://doi.org/10.38159/ehass.2020104