National Symposium for Women Journalists

Group photograph with the Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of the United States Embassy, Matthew Miller at the opening ceremony of the symposium.

On August 27, 50 female media professionals from all 10 regions of Cameroon began a four day symposium on media women empowerment and capacity building in preparation for election coverage. Six female journalists, International Visitor Leadership Program alumnae with the support of the U.S Embassy, organized the symposium, which also aims to establish a nationwide association of female journalists. The Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of the United States Embassy, Matthew Miller chaired the opening ceremony of the symposium.