By Nubeh Nai Vonna
Members of Cameroon Community Media Network CCMN Northwest chapter in partnership with the PCC Peace office, have assessed the progress of program productions, in relation to the peace journalism and conflict transformation project.
This was product of a one day session held Saturday Oct 16 2021 at Church Center small Mankon Bamenda, presided over by the the Secretary General, Pedmia Shatu, (representing the coordinator) together with the project manager Nkeng Juliet.
The 2020 peace program productions, tasked journalists with peace approaches to addressing community problems and promoting peace journalism practice, as a necessity to conflict transformation.
Efforts of these Journalists in the production of the peace programs were applauded, and resolutions on how produced programs shall be broadcasted to reach a larger audience were stated.
“They did a great job because they are the highest to have produced quality programs that reflect the standards that our partners want. As for the broadcasting of these programs, they will be contacted in the days ahead” Nkeng Juliet project manager and PC Peace manager NW and West regions.
Project assistant Jude Ntam revealed ” working with these journalists has been an interesting journey. This far, 34 programs all comprised radio TV newspaper and online produced, were up to standard” He remarks.
Pedmia Shatu secretary general, sitting in for CCMN NW coordinator remarked.
“The conflict transformative project was a beautiful phase for journalists as a whole because it has transformed their minds. I also think that when these projects come to an end, there is need for them to also continue before the knowledge they gathered evaporates”.
The workshop brought together over 30 journalists and Civil societies, and served as a space to re-examine the need to fact check, limit hatespeech and review the use of gory images on social media, with case study on the murder of 6year old Enondiale Carolaise in Buea on 14th October 2021.