On 19 May 2017 the members of the CCMN – Cameroon Community Media Network have met in Buea to officially found an association to promote the development of the community media sector in Cameroon, establish conflict-sensitive journalism as alternative to conventional reporting and offer capacity building for local community media practitioners.
My vision is an inclusive journalism where everybody sees each other as a brother, as a sister and thereby propagates peace
Rev Geraldine Fobang, the first president of the CCMN, says on the vision of the community media network:
“My vision is an inclusive journalism where everybody sees each other as a brother, as a sister and thereby propagates peace. The first vision of the CCMN is that of imbibing the qualities of peace journalism to all journalists in the South West, the North West and the entire Cameroon, so that we can change the landscape of reporting in our media houses.”
The CCMN – Cameroon Community Media Network is an association of community media houses and community media practitioners. The first meeting with 8 community media houses took place in July 2015. Currently 22 members and over 35 community media practitioners from Bonakanda, Buea, Dikome, Douala, Konye, Kumba, Lebialem, Limbe, Mamfe, Nyasoso and Tiko are regularly taking part in the activities of the network.