The project titled Promoting Responsible and Tolerant Language in the Media through Human Rights Education is executed by Chambers Media and Communication Consults CHAMMEC Cameroon focuses on the North West and South West Regions.

According to Nji Blasius the Executive Coordinator of CHAMMEC, the project came into existence due to the excessive use hate speech which is seen to have fueled the crisis in the NW/SW regions of Cameroon.

The project to run for six months with funds from the Canadian government targets lawyers, teachers, journalists, leaders of Civil Society Organizations CSOs and bloggers with the main objective "to contribute in promoting decent speech off-line and online through the use of human rights education, media literacy and active involvement of web users and web content producers."

After the launching of the project, workshops have been organised with focused on online campaign for positive and love speech. The creation of a Network of journalists and bloggers against hate speech is the most recent activity within the project.

This Tuesday Feb 27, is the Evaluation of the Project

Observation Updates 
  •  There is some degree of consciousness within the media now on the use of hate speech. 
  •  Complains still coming in on thought control in the media with journalists talking of being gagged.
  • Resolve to function and  with facts with the determination to drive social change
Recommendations:
  •  Created Network should step in to check the use of hate speech for censorship
  •  Media associations should include review of hate speech 

Derick BAKAH

Derick BAKAH

Bakah Derick is a Broadcast Presenter and Multimedia specialist with focus on sharing with the rest of the world the daily happenings in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. You can contact us on +237 675460750 or debakah2004@gmail.com.

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