The CCMN – Cameroon Community Media Network has collaborated with the US Embassy in Yaounde, the Center for Global Peace Journalism and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Yaounde on improving the capacities of community media journalists in the area of peace journalism and electoral reporting.
From 16 – 29 July 2017 Prof Steven Youngblood in collaboration with the CCMN has trained over 150 community media journalists in Bafoussam, Bamenda, Buea, Kumba, Limbe, Mamfe and Yaounde. The 4 workshops and 7 in-house trainings have highlight the potential of peace journalism to prevent media-induced violence before, during and after elections through theoretical and practical sessions.
On 12 October 2017 the CCMN organised a follow-up meeting on the project with its members and discussed implications of workshops for their work. In addition, the present members conducted a conflict analysis which gave an insight in the current situation in the different regions in the on-going and even escalating conflict in the anglophone regions.
Some impressions from the 13th CCMN Network Meeting
The project “Community Media, Peace Journalism and Election Reporting” is financed by
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