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CPJ Calls on Cameroon’s Biya to Release Critically Ill Journalist

CPJ Calls on Cameroon’s Biya to Release Critically Ill Journalist

His Excellency Paul Biya President of the Republic of Cameroon P.O. Box 100 Yaoundé, Cameroon December 19, 2018 Facsimile: +237-222-203306 Email: [email protected] Sent via facsimile & email Dear President Biya, The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent press freedom advocacy organization, writes to request that you release imprisoned journalist Thomas Awah Junior, the Northwest […]

Journalists Not Terrorists-CPJ Report on Cameroon

Journalists Not Terrorists-CPJ Report on Cameroon

In Cameroon, anti-terror legislation is used to silence critics and suppress dissent In 2014, Cameroon enacted a broad anti-terror law as part of its effort to counter the extremist group Boko Haram, but authorities are using it to arrest and threaten local journalists who report on the militants or unrest in the country’s English-speaking regions. […]

CPJ to release report on Cameroon’s press freedom crackdown 

CPJ to release report on Cameroon’s press freedom crackdown 

New York, September 15, 2017—The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its report, “Journalists Not Terrorists: In Cameroon, anti-terror legislation is used to silence critics and suppress dissent,” on September 20.  Cameroonian authorities have used a broad anti-terror law, enacted in 2014, to arrest and threaten local journalists who report on the militant group Boko […]

CPJ Condemns Closure of Foundation Radio in B’da

CPJ Condemns Closure of Foundation Radio in B’da

New York, May 13, 2013–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the closure of an independent radio station on April 22 in retaliation for its broadcast of an interview that authorities said incited secessionism. Local officials in the northwestern city of Bamenda indefinitely shut down the studios of private station Foundation Radio, local journalists and news […]

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