The CCMN’s Alexander Vojvoda contributed an article to current issue of “The Peace Journalist Vol 7 No 2 October 2017” on the CCMN’s work on election reporting and peace journalism. Prof Youngblood (Director Centre for Global Peace Jouranlism) also assessed the security situation of peace journalists in different areas of the world, as well as Cameroon.
Prof Youngblood writes
“As part of three peace journalism workshops in Cameroon in July, participating journalists filled out a survey that asked them to rank the threats they face from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest threat level. 66 journalists completed the survey: 31 from the northwest region, 15 from the southwest region, and 20 combined from seven other regions. […] One intriguing finding was that reporters from every region said they were safer, or felt safer, if they were practicing peace journalism. This feeling of safety applied whether they considered threats from government or threats from separatists. The safety advantage of peace journalists was especially pronounced in the conflict regions of the northwest and southwest.”
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