Skip to comments.Cameroon: Government Suspends 11 Media Organisations Ahead of Elections
Posted on 09/15/2013 5:59:26 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
Three weeks before parliamentary elections in Cameroon, the government's National Communications Council (NCC) has ordered the suspension of 11 media organisations, accusing them of unprofessionalism and unethical behaviour.
The suspension of seven newspapers, three radio outlets and a television station constitutes a violation of press freedom in the West African country, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today.
The NCC also suspended two publishers and a journalist, ranging from one to two months, on the grounds of failing to respect professional norms and ethics. The actions affected both French- and English-language news outlets in the capital Yaoundé and other cities.
Ngah Christian Mbipgo, publisher and editor of the Guardian Post, one of the English-language newspapers affected, told IPI that the suspensions were "designed to not only silence critical voices against the government of President Paul Biya, but also to stop us from exposing the grand plan by the ruling Cameroon People's Democratic Movement to rig the election."
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Wouldn’t surprise me. The government can just say they aren’t really journalists and shut them down.
I misread this as “Cameron” and thought the UK PM did this.