The United States Honors the Critical Role of Journalists in a Democracy

PRESS RELEASE

Sunday, May 3, 2020

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the U.S. Embassy honors the journalists who dedicate their lives to promote transparency, accountability, and inclusion for the disadvantaged.  An independent media is necessary for any functioning democracy.  Unfortunately, journalists continue to face serious obstacles.  The U.S. Embassy is concerned for various journalists and media professionals in Cameroon who suffer from threats, financial coercion, arrests, and kidnapping, even while the threat of disinformation is growing.