Cameroon’s Presidential Election Results

Press Statement Heather Nauert  Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 22, 2018 The United States congratulates the people of Cameroon for largely peaceful elections on October 7. We urge all parties – including the government – to respect the rule of law, resolve peacefully any disputes through established legal channels, and avoid hate speech. While we ...
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Douala Hosts a Workshop on Election Coverage

On September 7 in Douala, ARS speaker Elizabeth Bryant conducted a one-day training workshop on election reporting. Twenty-five journalists from the South West and Littoral regions attended the workshop. In her closing remarks, Embassy Branch Principal Officer Sita Chakrawarti reminded participants about the role of the media in “strengthening society in a healthy democracy” and ...
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National Symposium for Women Journalists

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 ...
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PAO Encourages Cameroonian Journalists to Cover Elections Fairly and Accurately

Speaking to 30 journalists at a June 14 training workshop on media, peace, and elections organized by local nonprofit organization NewSETA and funded by the National Endowment for Democracy, Public Affairs Officer Lee McManis said “Media freedom, free expression, and the free flow of information are crucial in buttressing respect for human rights and a pluralistic democracy.  The ...
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