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CCMN publishes Results of Mapping Project on the Cameroonian Community Media

CCMN Office July 29, 2019 27

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The CCMN – with the support of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, Bread for the World and Civil Peace Service in Cameroon – conducted a mapping project to collect information on the community media sector in Cameroon and discuss the potentials of community-based production to promote non-violent responses in conflict situations.

Therefore, the CCMN project team designed a questionnaire and collaborated with graphic designers and data visualisation experts to make the data easily accessible. Here are the main results from the mapping project

The CCMN in numbers

120 CCMN individual and organisational members and CCMN-affiliated organisations and media houses (CCMN members are officially registered with one regional CCMN chapter
and CCMN-affiliated organisations are regularly participating in/co-hosting CCMN activities, but are not officially registered) are running 57 radio stations, 13 TV Stations, 29 Newspapers or Magazines, 11 online news platforms, 4 Communication Organisations, 5 Civil Society Organisations in 6 Cameroonian Regions.
The mapping project included the 77 registered CCMN members and 43 CCMN-affiliated organisations. Interesting is that 7 out of this organisations are completely managed by community members/volunteers
The location of CCMN members in Cameroon

Who is the CCMN?

A total of 1.666 persons are engaged in the structures of one of the CCMN members
Out of the 1.666 persons 53,2% is paid staff (886 persons) and 46,8% are volunteers (780 persons)
Over 40.000 persons are directly and indirectly involved around the work of the CCMN members (fan clubs, listener clubs, viewer clubs, reader clubs and member clubs)

Gender and Women in the Cameroonian Community Media

The Cameroonian Community Media sector is still dominated by men – 69% of CCMN community media practitioners are men. Women are mostly engaged in the production of content (41% of journalists are women). However, female voices are missing on air and on screen (69 women of 517 are animators) and only 27 % (44 women) are involved in the management of Community Media

Distribution by gender divided by paid and voluntary staff
Distribution by gender by positions in the organisation
Distribution by gender and position of the paid staff
Distribution by gender and position of the voluntary staff

Programme Content of CCMN members

CCMN members produce roughly half of their programmes and media products (50,8%) with focus on civil society related issues, local and traditional culture, education, health, human rights, women, youth, agriculture, development or specific community related topics. If we also take into consideration the 28% of programme dedicated to news, information and politics we can say that Community Media are the local information hubs for, from and by the communities.

CCMN Radios produce 2.935 hours of program per week
CCMN TV produce 178 hours of program per week

Languages in the CCMN

The CCMN members use 70 languages. The most important are English, Pidgin-English and French and 63 vernaculars and local languages like Arabic, Bali, Bamoum, Douala, Fulbe, Haussa or Meta. In total 112 multi-lingual formats are produced by CCMN members.

Languages used in the North-West region
Languages used in the South-West region
Language overview in other Cameroonian regions

Read the full report below or download here




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