Sanctions ranging from a definite ban of a media organ to three months of suspension from the practice of Journalism in Cameroon were given out at the close of the 38th Ordinary session of the council this June 2, 2023 in Yaounde.
The decision was made public by the President of the National Communication Council, NCC, Joseph Chebongkeng Kalabubse.
National Communication Council, #NCC Sanctions
1- Voice Radio and its Station Manager
– Definite Ban of the station for repeatedly broadcasting unsubstantiated and offensive comments
2- Bidjang Oba’a Bikoro, Journalist of Vision 4
– Suspended for one month for negligence in anchoring “Club d’Elite” talk show
3- Info TV
– Warning to the Station Manager
– Parfait Ayissi Etoa, anchor of “Espace Miné” suspended for one month
4. 100SurHebdo suspended for one month,
Its Publisher, Tchoua Stanislas Desiré suspended from his position as publisher and for a period of 3 months from exercising the profession of journalism in Cameroon for publishing ofeensive images.
The President of the NCC reminded media professionals to respect professional ethics in the practice of their profession as watchdogs and whistleblowers in society.
National Communication Council NCC campaign against Hate Speech since 2018
The NCC also issued a statement on the fight against hate speech. The media watchdog in Cameroon provided Statistics on activities carried out since 2018 in to fight hate speech on the media.
– 7 General Education press releases
– About 30 letters of observation to various media organs
– Temporal suspension of about 10 media professionals
Media men and women have been invited to be major players in the fight against hate speech in Cameroon.