Emmanuel K. Dogbevi, Ghana, has been practicing journalism for almost three decades, covering environment, health, business and finance.
He took what he describes as his biggest risk ever to set up Ghana Business News, an investigative news website. In 2014 he established the nonprofit organization NewsBridge Africa in order to train other journalists.
Emmanuel was a key partner on ICIJ’s West Africa Leaks, to date the largest journalism collaboration in West Africa. The project which involved 13 journalists from 11 countries, was facilitated by CENOZO, a West Africa based investigative journalism organization.
Emmanuel recently investigated a deal that the government of Ghana had signed with an oil company from Switzerland, uncovering the parts of the agreement that would harm local people and their trades. He also investigated illegal logging of rosewood in Ghana’s poorest region, the Upper West Region, by Chinese companies, prompting the government to respond in a statement.
Emmanuel is a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economic Journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He graduated from there in 2014 with an MS in Journalism.