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World Braille Day 2023: CSO leaders react to CHRC statement, make more demands

By Bakah Derick  Leaders of Civil Society Organizations have reacted favourably to the statement by the Cameroon Human Rights Commission (CHRC) ahead of the 2023 World Braille Day. The statement published on Tuesday January 3, 2023 nearly 24hours to the observance urges government to provide teaching materials to support visually impaired and ensure information accessibility for visually impaired at all levels.  (R) Peter Tonain HSUVI and (L) Chick Sama (CUAPWD)  Reacting to the statement, the president of Hope Social Union for Visually Impaired (HSUVI) hailed the national rights commission for considering their plight on such an important issue.  "I hail the statement by the Human Rights Commission to ask the government to spread the awareness and by training more persons on the usage of braile. I think this is a welcome relief." Peter Tonain said  "It is a very good move by the Cameroon Human Rights Commission to call on government and private s

IDUAI 2022: Environmentalist, Inclusion advocate, Journalist make case for an Information Act in Cameroon

By Hilltopvoices  Several voices have expressed the need for an information Act in Cameroon. The need for the public information accessibility tool was expressed during an online event to observe the 2022 International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) organised by Hilltopvoices Communications Group Ltd.  Lohshie Eugene Velon host of the live stream (in blue) and Chick Sama (in red t-shirt) on Set  While stating that public information should be a right and not a privilege, Wirsiy Emmanuel Binyuy Environmentalist and Director of Cameroon Gender and Environment Watch (CAMGEW) noted that the work of journalists should reflect the local realities. Information users especially the press should angage meaningful information search especially from the grassroots with the hope that an information Act can facilitate the obtaining of information from policy makers. The environmentist recommended effective collaboration between the press and non-profit organisation, net