Public Affairs Officer Highlights Press Freedom with Students Journalists
As part of the celebration of World Press Freedom Day 2022
On May 4, 2022, Public Affairs Officer Ethan Tabor delivered remarks on the importance of press freedom and access to information in the United States to students’ journalists of Siantou, a leading private institution of higher education. He recalled the U.S. law saying that : “our commitment to press freedom goes back to our founding. The First amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791, says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
As part of the celebration of World Press Freedom in Day in Cameroon, the United States Embassy donated more than 100 Nouveaux Horizons books to the Department of Journalism of Siantou University. The U.S. Embassy also led a training session for journalism students and lecturers on eLibraryUSA before visiting Radio Siantou, one of the oldest and most popular private radio stations in Yaounde.