Célestin Lingo/CPJ Guest Blogger

The author in his office in 1992. (L’Essor des Jeunes)

Press fuels democracy in Cameroon, across continent

On January 1, 1960, during the proclamation of independence of the French speaking part of Cameroon, I was forced, with comrades from Leclerc high school in Yaoundé, to take part in the big parade organized by President Ahmadou Ahidjo. At that time, I would occasionally write articles for the school magazine, but also for Les…

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