7, December 2016
The National Communications Council, the secular arm of power in the field of media regulation has dished out new sanctions against particularly virulent media reporting against the CPDM regime. More than 20 journalists and media were suspended from activities on Tuesday the 6th of December 2016.
Cameroon Concord News gathered the sanctions ranged from 1 to 6 months including the cessation of activities in some cases. The heaviest sanction was imposed against Douala-based “Aurore plus” newspaper and its editor, Michel Michaut Moussala, with more than 35 years of the professional experience.
The newspaper was suspended from activities and its publisher banned from the profession following a complaint by the former general manager of Camair-Co. The “powerful” Minister of Transport Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o successfully got the head of a reporter while the President of the Cameroon Football Federation had a journalist suspended for writing that he was “not the president of the FECAFOOT”.
By Rita Akana