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
Who is the CCMN?
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
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.
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.