Investigative Journalism: Unorthodox Methods Can Be Used But You May Pay the Price – Ayeboafo
The Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo, has explained that whenever information is difficult to come by during investigative journalism, unorthodox methods can be used to obtain the facts.
However, he said, the journalist must be prepared to pay the price for resorting to unorthodox methods in accessing information.
Mr Ayeboafo was commenting on the judgment on the case involving investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Agfyapon
Speaking to TV3, he said “As much as possible we must be transparent in our approach to issues. Where everybody appreciates that there are obstacles that impede us but the information is in the interest of the public and therefore needs to go out, we may resort to the unorthodox method.
“But we must also understand that if we are exposed in the course of applying that unorthodoxy in our investigation we may pay the price.”