The Cameroon Journalists' Trade Union joined the world on Tuesday 3 May 2022 to observe the 31st edition of World Press Freedom Day. The three phase observance featured a visit to the North West Cooperative Association (NWCA), Reading of Messages from structures around the world like the UN, UNESCO, International Federation of Journalists and the union's National Bureau and presentations from experts on issues related to the theme and violent extremism.
Activities took place with the theme "Journalism under Digital Siege."
Here is the event in pictures
Part one: Visit to NWCA.
On arrival, the journalists were received by the administrator of NWCA Ngangwa Mathew, Plant Engineer Njeshu Godlove and Neng Delphine Marketing officer on behalf of the the General Manager Timothy Waindim. The officials guided the over 50 journalists and media professionals around the institution giving an uncommon insight into her activities. The visit to NWCA according to CJTU President Nji Ignatius was to have a better understanding of the largest producer and processor of Coffee in the North West region.
"We discovered that thousands of farmers from across the region and internally displaced persons directly depend on this institution for livelihood." He said
Part Two: Reading of Messages
The messages from other institutions were read during the observance. CJTU NW chapter Vice President Bakah Derick read the Message from UNESCO, the Secretary General Nchangi Odette read that of the UN, Pierre Anoufack Secretary for Mobilisation and Solidarity read that of the President of the International Federation of Journalists and Comrade Nji Ignatius the Chapter President read that from our National Executive Bureau President
Part three: Presentations
Dzelam Godlove reflected on Media Ethics, Laws and Violent Extremism. While outlining selected communication theories, he emphasised on the important role media can play to build a violent free society.
Dr Bamjo Herman on media ethics was categorical about the respect for ethics as the only way to be considered professional.