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Cameroon’s NCC suspends media houses, bans reporters

Cameroon’s National Communications Council, NCC, has suspended at least six media houses, for allegedly publishing unfounded and offensive claims in violation…

Cameroon’s National Communications Council, NCC, has suspended at least six media houses, for allegedly publishing unfounded and offensive claims in violation of ethics and the professional code of mass communication practice in the country.

The media regulator announced on Wednesday April 26, that it had suspended the French language weekly newspaper, L’Epervier Plus and prohibited its acting publisher Mrs Tamouya from practising journalism in Cameroon.

Mrs Tamouya and her paper were accused of publishing unfounded and suggestive claims in its 50th issue against David Embe, senior divisional officer for Mefou and Akono.  Equally, the NCC suspended L’Epervier Plus’ Journalist, Enyegue Minlo for writing incriminating article against the Yaounde Gynaeco-obstetric and paediatric hospital.

The Cameroon media watchdog, also suspended print media organ, La Nation d’Afrique, for three months and prohibited both its publisher Sabouang Yen Serge and journalist, Charles Mael Bingambo from publishing and practising Journalism in Cameroon. The duo were accused for publishing offensive claims against Cameroon’s professional footballer, Samuel Eto’o.

NCC also sanctioned Kiss FM radio, the newspapers La Nouvelle, Quest Littoral, La Satellite and host of over 6 journalists for allegedly flouting professional ethics. No English language newspaper was affected by the NCC latest sanctions

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