Solomon Amabo/CPJ Guest Blogger
Solomon Amabo, a Cameroonian journalist, writes in English and French for print, radio, and television. In 2011, he founded Eyewitness Newspaper, which covers corruption and human rights stories.
In Cameroon, press struggles with financial and official constraints
On March 16, Cameroon’s Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakari, denounced French online news outlet Le Monde as unprofessional at a press conference after it reported on allegations that President Paul Biya was in hospital in Geneva. The incident is symbolic of the growing problem in Cameroon, which has a growing but poorly funded independent…