Cameroon Media Defies Ban on Political Debate

Private media outlets in Cameroon are defying a ban on political programs imposed by the country's National Communication Council. The council had ordered the ban, insisting political debates may cause conflict ahead of senatorial elections on March 25. National Communication Council president Peter Essoka says Cameroon needs to promote peace, democracy and human rights, and needs to avoid hate speech. He says journalists may incite the population with one-sided reporting. "Propaganda is when you go into elaborately telling about one political party and what they have done and all kinds...


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Published By: VOA Africa - Tuesday, 13 March

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