Friday 19th August, 2016
Morkporkpor Anku, GNA
Accra, Aug. 19, GNA
– Mr Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, a Senior Journalist with the Ghana Broadcasting
Corporation, has won a Chevening scholarship to pursue MA in International
Journalism at Brunel University in the UK.
He would be joining
global Chevening scholars, who would be studying for the 2016/2017 academic
He is an Ambassador
Extraordinaire of Ghana Prisons, an award conferred on President John Dramani
The award was in
recognition of his contribution to the project: “The Deplorable Conditions in
Mr Kwarteng has
successfully founded the Crime Check Foundation, crime prevention NGO as well
as the National Stop Crime Campaign in Ghana.
He also introduced
on Ghana Television, the first ever Prison Series, “Time with the
Prisoner” – a one-on-one interview where prisoners share their experiences
and advise the youth to desist from crime.
He works within the
penal system advocating for individuals, who find themselves imprisoned for
crimes they did not commit.
By supporting those
innocently convicted through legal counsel and educating them on their rights,
many continue to gain their freedom.
He has also served
as a consultant for the International Labour Organisation in 2014 due to his
interest in Child Labour reporting.