Emmanuel K. Dogbevi, Ghana, has been working as a journalist for more than three decades.
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 to train other journalists.
Dogbevi 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.
He recently investigated sports betting addiction among youth in Ghana. He also investigated illegal logging of rosewood in Ghana leading to a CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) ban of exports in the country.
Dogbevi is a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economic Journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He graduated from there in 2014 with a master’s in journalism. He was awarded the 2022 Christopher J. Welles Prize for excellent business reporting.