Marian Ansah is a freelance journalist in Ghana.

She had worked for nearly a decade at a Ghanaian-based media outlet, Citi FM, until she extended her reach into international platforms like The Continent and Africa Legal as a freelancer. She has fervently advocated for environmental sustainability, gender equality, and anti-corruption efforts in Ghana through her stories. Marian's passion for environmental and gender-related issues was ignited during her coverage of stories touching on these subjects.

In 2018, German broadcaster Deutsche Welle selected her to participate in a multimedia journalism fellowship. In 2021, the Thomson Reuters Foundation chose her for a fellowship focusing on illicit financial flows. Marian continued to enhance her investigative skills with the 2023 SKUP fellowship on Open Source Intelligence (OSNIT) in Norway and the Earth Journalism Network’s remote fellowship on marine pollution. Marian’s stories have exposed wrongdoing while holding powerful people to account. In 2020, her investigative story detailing the challenges facing women accused of witchcraft led to the sentencing of a witch doctor in Bawku, a town in Ghana’s Upper East Region.

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Marian Ansah
environmental sustainability, gender equality, corruption

Supported projects

How West Africa continues to import dirty fuels

ACCRA – Low-quality petrol and diesel are a major problem for air quality in West Africa. They contain toxic substances such as sulfur and the carcinogenic benzene. When they break down, cars emit even more toxic exhaust fumes over densely populated cities.