Saturday, June 15, 2019

Virtuous reaction of Peter Essoka after the UNE Journal DAY, he now behave as "militias," says Médiatude

For the National Council of Communication, many journalists now behave as "militias," said Médiatude.

We continue to talk about the article entitled: "MRC: the tracking facies" published in the newspaper Le JOUR edition June 13, 2019. The report describes the circumstances in which many activists and supporters of the MRC were arrested "on a purely ethnic basis, "writes the newspaper, during the recent peaceful marches organized by this party.

This Friday, after the controversy aroused on social networks and elsewhere, it is the National Council of Communication (CNC) which responds in turn in a statement; condemning the comments made in this report and recalling that "such allusions have become of late, common places returning such obsessive metaphors in many media Cameroon. "

For the CNC, many journalists now behave like militias. "Information professionals seem to have abandoned their role to act as militias in the service of economic and cultural political pressure groups. These convey the tribal message and are the voice of identity withdrawal. "Says the Council in its statement.

Joseph Janvier Mvoto Obounou, the vice president of the CNC who signs this communiqué, said that, "The chairman of the CNC (Peter Essoka, editor's note) wishes to recall that the dissemination of information confictogenic highlighting hate speech, tribalism or seditiously goes against the respect of the principle of social responsibility and the ethical requirements and professional ethics of the journalist in the performance of his duties "

The chairman of the CNC thus draws the attention of media professionals and states that "the authors of media abuses prejudicial to good social order, they expose themselves to sanctions provided by the decree of 23 January 2012."

Contacted Thursday by Médiatude, Haman Mana the Publication Director of the newspaper LE JOUR felt that one should not attack his newspaper but "the police". "People have to react to the police and the gendarmerie who, when they stop a protester, systematically or ask him the question, where are you from?" "This is the first question we ask all protesters." For him, it is "a report in the police stations and testimonies of protesters questioned and released..."

Source: Médiatude