List of Awards and Documentaries by Seth Kwame Boateng

  1. NEXT TO DIE: It’s a heart-rending story about life and death and one with the most shocking statistics. On the average, about 100 women are dying on delivery beds at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi annually, while about four babies die each day.

Officials say the situation has reached a crisis level as women in labour are forced to join     long queues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S278i3lHURA

2. DEADLY PETS: Rabies kills 70 thousand people yearly in the world. In 2015, over 50 rabies deaths were recorded in Ghana. Joynews’ Seth Kwame Boateng investigates why though a preventable disease, rabies is still killing many Ghanaians especially children and the elderly. He discovered in this documentary that the human rabies vaccine can be barely found on the market in Ghana so though people bitten by dogs may rush to hospital for treatment, the unfortunate ones bitten by rabid dogs die because of their inability to access the vaccine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-eRKxJSTpk

  1. PAINS FROM CURSED CELLS: Sickle cell is one of the most-talked about diseases in Ghana. It’s a condition killing many people especially children. It is estimated that about 15,300 out of the 850, 000 babies born in Ghana each have the Sickle Cell disease. They are mostly SS or SC. Strangely in some parts of Ghana, sickle cell is not seen as a medical condition rather a spiritual one which must be fought the spiritual way. Join Seth Kwame Boateng as he takes you on a journey into the world of people deemed to have “cursed cells”.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8UhSAHYudc
  2. BUYING LIFE: A documentary on children living with cancer and how parents must be rich in order to save their children battling the deadly disease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-enf2YZZXXs
  3. I SHAKE, I FALL, I DIE: Imagine walking down the road and falling flat on the ground, wobbling in a pool of blood from bruises you sustained. Well, that’s the fate of epileptic many patients. Doctors say the disease is not being given the needed attention although it is endemic in many parts of the Ghana. That’s the focus of our documentary today, titled I shake, I fall, I die. Produced by Seth Kwame Boateng. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrm7ONh4EP0
  4. BALLS IN DANGER: This is a story about men and how a cancerous growth in their genitals has become a dreadful thieve of their potency and a killer. Prostate cancer is killing many men in Ghana not only because of their lifestyle and age but also because of their dark skin colour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyiPDT8522k&index=10&list=PLEhaP2Z2iO3p_e1F4iWlujUX4UaBpXews
  5. BORROWED MANHOOD: In our part of the world baby boys are circumcised when they are a few days old. This delicate operation is done either in a hospital or by traditional surgeons locally referred to as “wanzams”. However, many of such babies are suffering the trauma of having their penises cut off during such procedures. Seth Kwame Boateng has been investigating this situation in a documentary titled Borrowed Manhood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c6AZuD22wE
  6. LOCKED AND FORGOTTEN: It’s a documentary produced by JoyNews’ Seth Kwame Boateng in 2015. It is a documentary on the plight of remand prisoners in Ghana. Following this documentary, the Chief Justice of Ghana activated some measures which saw the release of over 150 pre-trial detainees who had been languishing in jail for many years. Through this same documentary, for the first time in the history of this country, the President of Ghana paid a visit to the Prisons to familiarize himself with the conditions there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyFvSXC2x8I
  1. LEFT TO ROT: Joy News Seth Kwame Boateng has produced a new documentary, ‘left to rot,’ a sequel to ‘Locked and Forgotten’ which focused on the poor state of Ghana’s prisons. Its premiere at the New Court Complex in Accra was attended by a number of high profile personalities including Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood and some officials from the US Department of State. Scores of people on pretrial detention are still getting their freedom because of this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_V11EiwlMY
  1. BULLETS OR THE SKIN: A struggle between two families, the Nakpaa Naa and the Dasana families from the same Gbuma-yili gate in Bimbilla over who becomes the next king has claimed many lives. Properties running into millions of cedis have also been destroyed in the conflict. Bimbilla has for a long time remained one of the no-go zones in the Northern Region. The town is under a 6pm-6am curfew. Seth Kwame Boateng investigates the untold stories behind this protracted chieftaincy conflict. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_FvyUVLPb8
  1. BLOODY LAND: A documentary on destruction of properties and killing each other over a parcel of land by two ethnic groups. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW5yF6udxf0
  1. CLEANSED LAND: After years of maiming, destruction of properties and killing each other over a parcel of land, the people of Nakpanduri have now realized they were using the wrong approach to settle their difference. In the heat of the conflict, Seth Kwame Boateng visited the Northern Regional town of Nakpanduri and produced a documentary titled; “BLOODY LAND”. The people there said this documentary contributed to the peace they now have now. In this latest documentary, Seth walks through the events leading to peace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9MjfCSS6-o

 

Links to some of his awards he has received

2017 Overall Best Journalist in West Africa (https://www.primenewsghana.com/general-news/seth-kwame-boateng-adjudged-west-african-journalist-of-the-year.html) 

2017 Global Health Contest Winner (https://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2017/September-19th/photos-seth-kwame-boateng-receives-prestigious-icfj-award.php) 

2017: Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) named Seth Kwame Boateng as the first winner of its Journalist of the Month Series (http://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2017/July-6th/mfwa-unveils-journalist-of-the-month.php) in recognition of his compelling television documentary that raised alarm and prompted action on the devastating maternal and child mortality situation in Ghana’s second largest medical facility. 

2017 Exclusive Man of the Year Award (Communication Category) (http://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2017/June-25th/joy-news-seth-kwame-boateng-wins-emys-man-of-the-year-award.php) 

2017: CIMG President’s Special Awards category (https://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2017/September-24th/twum-asante-abiola-bawuah-win-cimg-marketing-man-woman-of-the-year.php)

2015: Five Multimedia journalists nominated for GJA awards http://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2015/August-11th/five-multimedia-journalists-nominated-for-gja-awards.php

2015: President Mahama honours Joy FM’s Kwame Boateng (http://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2015/July-1st/ghana-prisons-launches-project-efiase-honours-joy-fms-kwame-boateng.php)  

2014 Ghana’s Best Journalists (http://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2015/August-15th/joy-fms-seth-kwame-boateng-wins-gja-journalist-of-the-year.php) 

2014: Four Multimedia Group journalists win GJA Awards http://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2014/August-31st/four-multimedia-group-journalists-win-gja-awards.php

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