USYPAC Calls on Central African Press Laws’ Reform

The Associations of Media Professionals Trade Unions of Central Africa (USYPAC), who gather journalists trade unions and associations affiliated with the African Federation of Journalists (AFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), have asked both the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) to operate a deep reform in Central African media sector's laws. The demand has been made at the end of a sub-regional conference in Yaounde (Cameroon), last 29 and 30th October. The conference was organized with UNESCO and Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s support. IFJ and FIJ also backed it. According to an USYPAC’s research, most of these laws are liberty killers and they don’t boost press freedom nor freedom of expression, which are nevertheless known by several international legal instruments. Read the whole article in French.