Cameroon / Africa

  

Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo found dead following abduction

New York, January 23, 2023 – In response to news reports that Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo was found dead on Sunday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement calling for those responsible to be brought to justice: “Cameroonian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the shocking abduction and killing of…

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Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo abducted by unidentified men

Dakar, January 19, 2023 – In response to news reports that unidentified individuals kidnapped Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement calling for a fast and thorough investigation into his whereabouts: “The recent abduction of Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo is deeply concerning, and authorities must do everything in…

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Cameroonian journalist Amadou Vamoulké sentenced to 12 years and US$76,000 fine

Dakar, December 21, 2022—In response to news reports that a special criminal court in Yaoundé Tuesday sentenced Amadou Vamoulké, the former managing director of the state-owned Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) broadcaster, to 12 years in prison and 47 million FCFA (US$76,000) in fines, the Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the sentence in this statement. …

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Cameroon sports journalist Eyong Macdella Bessong assaulted over accreditation card dispute

Dakar, May 26, 2022–Cameroonian authorities must identify and hold to account the policeman who assaulted journalist Eyong Macdella Bessong while she was covering a May 18 football match in Buea, the capital of the Southwest Region, and should hold accountable the stadium official who manhandled her and asked police to remove her from the property,…

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CPJ urges Cameroon authorities to allow arbitrarily detained journalist Kingsley Fomunyuy Njoka to bury his father

New York, May 3, 2022 –  Cameroonian authorities should allow freelance journalist Kingsley Fomunyuy Njoka, who has been held in arbitrary detention without trial in Kondengui Central Prison in the capital Yaounde for almost two years, to leave prison on compassionate grounds to attend his father’s funeral on May 6, and should ensure that he…

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Cameroon media regulator suspends Equinoxe TV journalists and current affairs show for 1 month

Dakar, April 6, 2022 — Cameroon’s state media regulator should immediately reverse its suspension of journalists working with the privately owned broadcaster Equinoxe TV, and ensure that the outlet can operate freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On April 1, the National Communication Council media regulator announced that Equinoxe TV CEO Séverin Tchounkeu…

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Cameroon journalist Malcolm Barnabé Paho detained for 2 days, prosecuted for defamation

Dakar, March 23, 2022 — Cameroonian authorities should drop the prosecution of journalist Malcom Bernabé Paho and decriminalize journalism in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On February 22, the national gendarmerie arrested Paho, director of the newspaper Midi Libre Hebdo; opened a criminal defamation case against him; and detained him for…

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Cameroon Web reporter Paul Chouta assaulted again in Yaounde                              

New York, March 11, 2022 — Cameroonian authorities should immediately investigate an attack on Paul Chouta, a reporter for the privately owned news website Cameroon Web, and ensure those who assaulted him are held accountable, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Wednesday evening, Chouta was watching the UEFA Champions League soccer game between…

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CPJ joins letter calling for release of journalists, others arbitrarily detained in Cameroon

The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday, February 3, joined 26 other civil society organizations in calling on President Paul Biya to release all those arbitrarily detained in Cameroon for acts of free expression, including at least four journalists. The open letter, published during the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, notes that the continent’s…

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Cameroonian journalist Emmanuel Mbombog Mbog Matip detained since August 2020

New York, April 14, 2021 — Cameroonian authorities should immediately release journalist Emmanuel Mbombog Mbog Matip and all other members of the press imprisoned for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On August 17, 2020, six armed men in plainclothes arrested Mbombog Mbog Matip, director of the privately owned CliMat Social newspaper…

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