Adele Mbala, Journalist and Director of Information at the Cameroon Radio Television, CRTV has been suspended for presenting fake information she got from social media.
While presenting the 8:30 PM newscast on May 15, Adele Mbala had read names of ministers and other officials presumed to have been named into the new government of France’s new President,Emmanuel Macron.
An information which sparked controversy worldwide given that Macron was yet to appoint members of his government.
In reaction, CRTV’s authorities removed Adele Mbala from news presentation, replacing her with Evelyne Owona Essomba, another CRTV’s French broadcaster.
Charles Ndongo, CRTV’ general manger later in a press release apologised for Adele’s gaffe. Going by the release, Charles Ndongo, said Adele Mbala had taken the information from social media and went ahead to broadcast without checking the authenticity of the information. He promised that CRTV will be more vigilant when relaying information circulated on social media and urged viewers to keep watching the station.
Emmanuel Macron later appointed his team on Wednesday May 17, 2017.