J.N.K. Savage:Tracing The Works Of A Great Journalist Behind Computer Age

SAV 6Journalist/Documentary film Producer and Director Justin N.K. Savage and wife Nancy-Elizabeth Savage (Nancy-Elizabeth Hudson) You looking at my mother and father.

Justin Nobleman Kodwo Savage was a professional journalist, documentary film producer and director, born at Cape Coast, in the central region of Ghana in 1932. While in active service, he passed away on January 29, 1976.

At Guinea Press, now ‘The Ghanaian Times’ during the Kwame Nkrumah era, Mr. Savage travelled extensively across the globe, whenever the president leaves the country to participate in world affairs.

At home, Ghanaians were able to receive first-hand information from Mr. Savage, over Nkrumah’s trip overseas, appearing in ‘The Evening News,’ newspaper dominated by party news, CPP, and adulation of Nkrumah.

At Guinea Press, Justin Savage had the opportunity to make further studies in journalism in London, England, but Nkrumah’s interest in communism took him off Ghana soil to many Eastern European countries including Poland, Czechoslovakia etc, and Russia.

In the sixties, the president of the then Czechoslovakia invited African journalists to his country. Justin Savage heads the African journalists from Ghana, but the Ghanaians presence stole the show, because of the native Kente cloth they put on. Kente exposes the rich tradition and culture of Ghana.

Justin Savage filed his press cuts and combined all his publications which appeared in the newspapers as a magazine, naming it “A Mixture Of Periodicals.” These publications later after his death, became my favourite book, assisting me to gain more writing skills when my interest increased to be a writer.

Darkness fell on Ghana when Nkrumah was overthrown-ed on February 24, 1966, in a coup organized by CIA and local collaborators. Chaos and curfews followed amidst jubilation and sadness. Mr. Savage served Guinea press a year more and he resigned.

He followed a course in technology at the Kumasi Science and Technology, where he studied film production. After his course, he entered into Ghana Broadcasting Corporation as ‘Advisor on film for television.’

He excelled in his profession and had promotions. It wasn’t long when Friedrich Ebert Foundation (West German Television Team) established a television project attached to the Broadcasting House in Ghana.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is a German political foundation named after Friedrich Ebert, Germany’s first democratically elected president. Headquartered in Bonn and Berlin, the foundation contributes to social democracy by means of:

Political education in order to reinforce its fundamental values, research and scientific analysis of central policy areas, various forms of public dialogue in order to pave the way for it, scholarship programs for students and Ph.D. candidates, development cooperation aimed at global justice and building bridges of international cooperation for worldwide democracy.

For efficient service and to be familiar with new developments in television production, Mr. Savage was at West German for an intensive course. He returned to the Broadcasting House and was appointed ‘Documentary Film Producer and Director.

At the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, he made a number of documentary films, especially during the exhibition of Ghana and other African products at both the first and second ‘Ghana International Trade Fair,’ in Accra.

Kodwo, the name his co-workers loved to call him, did a number of documentary films, including ‘Ghana At A Glance, Cocoa In Ghana, Backyard Industries and ‘Furnace in a Village’, produced in 1972. I had the opportunity to play a role in ‘Backyard Industries.’

I grew up to see some of his friends such as Mr. Kofi Badu, the Managing Director of Daily Graphic and Mr. Willie Donkor, the Editor of Weekly Spectator, still in the media. In the early nineties, January, I contacted one of my father’s friends called Mr. Ebo Biney, at the Broadcasting House, requesting if he could telecast one of my father’s film on January 29, for remembrance. It came as a shock to me when I learned that all my father’s films got burnt, following a fire which engulfed Ghana Broadcasting Corporation some time ago.

Since then I have been working very hard to see if I can find any of my father’s work online, despite far behind computer age or advanced modern technology. Like winning a lotto, I discovered two. The first is at the website of Len Pole, a Museum Consultant: “Advisor on a film for television, ‘Furnace in a Village’, produced by Kodwo Savage, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, 1972.” – http://www.lenpole.com/I contacted the museum consultant after the discovery of my father’s work on his website. I was delighted when he told a few years ago ‘Furnace in a village’ was shown at Cannes Film Festival.

Then I had a new break through  when I discovered another work at: Selected Bibliography in Communication – jstor by Graham B. Kerr, under the topic- All African governments are committed to development and most wish to …Journalism Quarterly [forthcoming]. ….. SAVAGEJ.N.K. “Ghana Jugend begeistert.- . “Ghana inspires youth.”

The selected Bibliography in Communication is a book published by the Canadian Association of African Studies. Justin Savage writes:

“We must bridge the gap between leaders and masses, between government and people . . No government tells the people everything, but every government must reach the people so as to tell them what they should be told” – Julius Nyerere

Continue reading: https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/483601.pdf?

The search for my father’s work isn’t yet over. As time goes on when I discover something new, I will keep on updating this article. I hope readers will enjoy reading it and if any reader has any suggestion to improve it, you are always welcome.

The incredible story of this great writer neglected when he was a child is now available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Writer-Died-Joel-Savage-ebook/dp/B013L54A7O

The Silence Of The Media In Europe And America Over Aids And Ebola Crimes Is Incompetence

 

Aids and Ebola were used by America as bio-weapons

Africans protesting: Enough is enough

By Joel Savage and Johan Van Dongen

Is it true that desperate people do desperate things? When the link of an article ‘Holland’s Professor Johan Van Dongen Challenges Belgium’s Professor Guido Van Der Groen Over The Origins Of Aids And Ebola, written by Joel Savage and published by Diplomatic Aspects Newspaper, disappeared from the web, I knew how desperate the authorities in Europe and America are trying hard to cover up those medical crimes against humanity.

Smartness is sometimes stupidity, as  the removal of the article from the web encouraged me to team up with Professor Johan Van Dongen, to find a way to let the public know the truth, especially those that find it difficult to accept that Aids and Ebola were indeed medical crimes against mankind. How competent, loyal, faithful and sincere are journalists in Europe and America over the issues pertaining Aids and Ebola?

As if journalists don’t know what investigative journalism is about, they hide the truth, give bias information and write senseless articles over Aids and Ebola to manipulate, confuse and convince the world that Aids and Ebola are diseases from monkeys. Imagine this stupid article: “Aids victims in Africa rape babies, believing it could cure Aids.” It still baffles me when I read this article months ago, wondering what kind of journalism such a writer studied at school in Europe, America or wherever he or she went to school.

The result of poor journalism today is tearing our society apart, brewing violence, encouraging crime and racism. There have been many reports and books written about the fact that between fifty and seventy percent of all research are false, the same applies to the scientists who insist that Ebola and AIDS came from bats and monkeys from the jungle in Africa and the Philippines and journalists who are far from the truth.

There were no bats and monkeys in France, Russia, U.S.A. and the former Czechoslovakia. Precisely those lies also indicate that masking the disease Ebola and AIDS are indeed a white conspiracy, even though the medical establishment claimed the opposite. Worse still, the media seem unable to depth journalism so as publications, if their companions on their merits follow.

This practice calls journalists not only free but makes them even complicit because they are constantly behind the medical establishment running away for fear of powerful reprisals against falling advertising revenue from pharmaceutical and medical field and a possible boycott of medical Mafiosi after placing negative items.

According to Johan van Dongen, Thabo Mbeki does not have the benefit of the doubt about an alleged conspiracy, he’s just right because AIDS is indeed designed and established by political, medical, pharmaceutical and military orders.

A meticulously and executed genocide specifically orchestrated against black skinned groups in our society. Even though the World Health Organization claims that the global population will increase except in Africa, because the continent is necessary to accommodate the overcrowding.

Over the truth, crime and origins of Aids and Ebola, Europe and America media have totally disappointed Africa. The message is clear: There is partiality in journalism. However; without Africa, there wouldn’t be any Europe or America today, since all your treasures, including gold and diamond  you could boast of, were stolen from Africa. African slaves built America with sweat, blood, and tears.

The stone the builders rejected finally became the head of the cornerstone. That continent which has been neglected, abused, raped, underdeveloped, slaved (Please find me more words Johan) will one day become a safe haven for Europeans and America fleeing in numbers from their countries of origin. What are they fleeing from? When the prophecy of the Bible takes place, this article shall be remembered.

An updated version of Aids and Ebola, the greatest crime in medical history against mankind, will be available at Amazon.com May 28, 2015.