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Cameroon – South West: Journalists Storm Buea, Demand Release of Atia and Co

Written by Deckson N.

Some Journalists in Buea grouped under the National Union of Cameroon Journalists, SNJC have converged on Buea to demand the immediate release without condition some Anglophone journalists arrested during the crisis in the month of February.

They marched on streets of Buea from University of Buea junction to Miss Bright brandishing placards which called on the government to stop harassing journalists.

Others held banners with messages calling on the release of about six Anglophone journalists arrested this year.

The WPFD commemoration in the South West region was observed under strict and firm instructions for journalists to put on black clothes, signifying moruning of the death of Press Freedom.

Kum Leonard, President of SNJC South West region has said journalists are now in hiding because of their articles and activities during the Anglophone crisis.

He called on competent authorities to make sure that rights of journalists are respected because they are not there to compete with the government but to compliment the works of the tow for a better Cameroon.

Celebrations marking WPFD in the South West region ended in Limbe with the participation of Peter Essoka, President of the National Communication Council. The event was organized by the UN information center for Central Africa.

Via CIN

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