On May 27 and 28, the U.S. Embassy organized a two-day workshop on media coverage of crises in Bertoua for 25 journalists. Senior Media Specialist Bouba Monglo opened the workshop by welcoming Professor Daniel Anicet Noah, former Fulbright and lecturer of journalism, who underscored the importance of training and shared best practices among journalists to strengthen this key field and provide the public timely and facts based information. The workshop provided participants with training on how to enhance professional journalism coverage of regional conflicts.
Bernard Bangda, investigative reporter and founder of L’Orient newspaper, said that “the workshop is timely and targets current issues like Boko Haram, the Central African Crisis and its impact on (Cameroon’s) East Region.” Participants received copies of Nouveaux Horizons books on journalism, global security challenges, and a guide by Google. See Facebook album of program: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155663418950716.1073742029.312546460715&type=3.
A U.S. Embassy Yaounde team also visited Cameroon’s East Region the week of March 30 to promote journalism, security, and public outreach; and wildlife and environmental preservation.