The President of the National Communication Council (NCC), Joseph Chebongkeng Kalabubse has warned media organs promoting homosexuality to stop or face severe sanctions.
The warning from the NCC is contained in a recent release signed on June 12, 2023.
This warning follows media monitoring reports that indicate there has been a proliferation of programmes which promote homosexual practices.
The programmes, the communique notes, are broadcast by foreign editors and feature as series in cartoons, meant for children and minors.
The NCC Boss reiterates that this practices is against the Cameroonian laws.
Articles 3 and 4 of the decree of 23 January 2022, reorganizing the National Communication Council calls for the respect of the freedom of mass communication in accordance with the Constitution but also ensures the “protection of the dignity of persons particularly of children and youth in the media.”
Since homosexuality is forbidden in Cameroon, propagating it on the media according to the NCC is breach of professional ethics and deontology.
In this light, Joseph Chebongkeng Kalabubse calls on all promoters of channels broadcasting homosexual content to immediately stop.
Failure to do so will attract suspension of the media organ as clearly stated in the release.
Eleanor Ayuketah Ngochi