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Community Media Practitioners Seek Ways To Promote Human Rights, Peace Journalism

Buea(National Times)-Some community media practitioners are meeting in Buea, the South West Regional capital  of Cameroon to seek better ways of reporting as well as promote human rights in Cameroon.

The meeting which opened this Thursday, March 14 is organised by the Cameroon Community Media Network (CCMN) and draws participants from Buea, Kumba, Yaounde, Tiko and other distant areas.

According to the President of CCMN, Rev Geraldine Fobang, the workshop is aimed at changing the narratives from War Journalism to Peace Journalism. She urged Journalists to report the truth especially when it would give peace a chance.

In his keynote address, the Communication Secretary of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC), Rev Mokoko Mbue Thomas, cautioned the Journalists to be responsible in their reporting especially in the present context which he said “journalists are walking on broken bottles.”

Representing the State was the South West Regional Delegate for Communication, Mumah Bih Rosette, who stated that Cameroon is facing one of the toughest times in its history and it needs “good journalism.” She urged journalists to be those vectors of peace.

It should be noted that CCMN has been existing for some years now, and is aimed at promoting Peace Journalism in the media landscape of Cameroon.

The current workshop would run for three days and will focus on promoting human rights, media laws and ethics in Cameroon.

 

 

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