Vincent Kobina Asmah, professionally known as Kobby Asmah, is a Chevening Scholar. He is currently the Editor, Graphic, supervising all the flagship brands of Graphic Communications Group Limited [GCGL], (The Daily Graphic, The Mirror, Graphic Business, Graphic Sports, Graphic Showbiz and Junior Graphic as well as Graphic Online and Graphic Apps which are all market leaders in the media industry in Ghana). Prior to that, he was the Political Editor of the Daily Graphic and has also acted as the Foreign Editor of the Daily Graphic on many occasions where his job schedule involved selecting and analysing political and foreign news both from the local and global environment including international media agencies among other sources for publication in the Daily Graphic and other stables of the group.
With three decades’ experience in journalism, two of which are at the newsroom management level, Asmah’s areas of interest are international and local politics, development journalism, Media and conflict resolution, international relations, including working as a diplomatic correspondent.
Rising through the ranks of cub reporter, senior reporter, senior staff writer and principal staff writer, Asmah has also written extensively on a wide range of national and international events of diverse fields of human endeavour. As an objective, fair-minded and analytical writer and a member of Editorial Board, Asmah is in key position to influence editorial decisions and publish insightful articles on local and international relations.
Asmah’s write-ups have also received recommendations from local and international groupings and were adjudged the Managing Directors Best Worker for the year 2008. He also won the GJA 2008 Best Journalist in Political and Parliamentary Reporting Award and in 2019 won the GJA Outstanding Editor of the year.
Asmah, having been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK through the British Council to pursue his Masters programme also won Indian Scholarship to pursue an Advance Diploma Course at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. He was awarded Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) Award for International Understanding, April 2001.
Asmah enjoys travelling. In his view, it is one veritable source of education which equips him to become better informed and abreast of events in other places and countries. This also puts him in good stead to accurately inform the Ghanaian and global audience, particularly in enhancing multilateral and bilateral ties, person to person relations as well as bring peace and development to Ghana and the global community.