Cameroon: Journalists decry government pressure

Members of Cameroon’s National Union of Journalists gathered at the Union’s headquarters on Tuesday in Douala, where they denounced pressures from authorities on the media, in the coverage of Anglophone minority issues in the country. The members of press were reacting to a directive from Cameroon’s National Communications Council, the country’s media regulator, which threatened to punish press organs broadcasting […]

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Cameroon: 517 Nigerians, 313 asylum seekers forcibly deported from Cameroon

Cameroonian displaced people wait for food parcels at a food distribution center in Koza, in the extreme northern province, west of the Nigerian border, September 14, 2016. The Boko Haram insurgency has displaced millions of people in West Africa. REINNIER KAZE/AFP/Getty Cameroon has forcibly repatriated more than 500 Nigerians who had fled into the country due to the Boko Haram […]

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Cameroon: ARTICLE 19 condemns internet shut down

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the ongoing Internet shut downs in North West and South West regions of Cameroon. The shutdowns came in response to protests by Anglophone citizens, unsatisfied with what they believe is bias by the government in favor of Francophone Cameroonians. “Cutting off Internet access for specific groups or areas deprives people of an essential tool for civic […]

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