The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the African group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), has denounced today the violations against press freedom imposed by Cameroon’s military court to three journalists that are under house arrest for “not having warned military, administrative or judicial authorities about every activity that damage national defense”.
Their names are Baba Wamé, journalist and professor of journalism at the Ecole supérieure des sciences et techniques de l’information et de la communication (ESSTIC); Rodrigue Tongue, Messager’s editing coordinator, and Félix Cyriaque Ebole Bola, president of Cameroon’s national journalists trade union (SNJC) as well as Secretary-General of Mutations edition.
“We condemn the anti-democratic measures against the three colleagues that are under house arrest and that have been excluded from the right to carry their profession out”, FAJ’s president, Mohamed Garba, has said. “We ask Cameroon’s government to end these measures and these acts of intimidation and harassment against the three journalists”.
To read the full statement in French, click HERE.