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Cameroon:NCC cautions media organs to uphold professionalism

The National Communication Council has called on media organs to remain professional and respect the ethics in the dispatch of their duties.

The call was made by the President of the National Communication Council, Peter Essoka on Friday, March 13 during a meeting with some owners of media organs in Cameroon.

During the meeting, the NCC boss reassured the media organs that the organ is there to regulate and curb excesses and not a tool to censor them.

Cameroon is going through a tough period and it is the place of the media to practise responsible journalism and not delve into sensationalism, the NCC boss stressed, urgung the media owners to blend professionalism with responsibility.

The meeting was equally an opportunity for the heads of the media organs to air out their minds on how the media should function in Cameroon.

« We had a very fruitful meeting, it was open and we discussed amongst colleagues that we are on one we can better carry out our duties. We looked ourselves in the eyes and told the honest truths and we hope we will continue to work together for a better media landscape in Cameroon, » Severin Tchounkeu, owner of the Equinoxe media group said.

The meeting came five days after the Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji cautioned some media organs in the country to be responsible and avoid bias and sensational reporting on the situation in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.


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