Friday, February fourteenth, theUN says at least 22 people have been killed in a village in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Over half of those killed were children. No one has claimed responsibility for Friday’s incident but the opposition parties blame the killing on the government.

Freedom of the press under attack in Cameroon

Since the last quarter of  2016, it is becoming more challenging for journalists in Cameroon to perform their duties without the fear of being jailed. Freedom of the press is literally not applicable as the very core essence of journalism is being compromised.


Journalists are often times arrested, jailed without trials and being given more than 12 months jail terms.

 Michel Biem Tong, who works for the internet site Hurinews.com was arrested on October 23 by army security forces. He was accused of "justifying terrorism, false declarations and insulting the head of state".He is to be brought before a military tribunal in Yaounde on December 5, 2018.

Many other journalists are behind bars without hope while many who aspired this noble profession are considering other options.

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