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Cameroon – Media: Belinga Eboutou sends a warning to a newspaper that wrote about the longevity of Paul Biya in power

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Written by Deckson N.

Following a complaint by the Director of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic, the English daily newspaper The Guardian Post got a warning from the National Communication Council.

The National Communication Council (CNC) issued, on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, decisions made against certain media and journalists at its 6th extraordinary session held recently at its headquarters in Yaounde. In total, ten regulations of cases were examined, and sanctions were taken against journalists and the bodies deemed at fault.

The seventh of these cases opposed Martin Belinga Eboutou, Director of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic to the The Guardian Post newspaper, informs Mutations of 27 July 2016. “Citing the release of the newspaper of 14 April 2016, the Director of the Civil Cabinet complained against the newspaper for unfounded statements likely to undermine the reputation and dignity of the President of the Republic of Cameroon, “we learn.

The Council, after sentencing this journal Editor for “breach of professional audit requirements in the processing of information, was inflicted a warning,” said the statement signed by Peter Essoka, July 25, 2016. in fact, says Mutations, the quarreled article was about the longevity of African presidents in power, including Paul Biya (84 years, 34 of the ruling).

Informed of the decision of the CNC, Ngah Christian, the Director of publication of this newspaper regrets the attacks on his newspaper “for so little.” However, he is delighted to have scooped only a warning given the influence of the personality and the reason why his newspaper was dragged to the CNC.

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