The Cameroon Community Media Network, CCMN, is putting in place, last-minute touches to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, under the theme, “Media For Democracy Journalism, and Elections In Time Of Disinformation”
CCMN issued a statement, stating that, “The Cameroon Community Media Network and Partners shall join the rest of the Press Family worldwide to celebrate the 2019 version of the World Press Freedom Day on May 3.
The event which is planned to take place at the Synod Office Hall in Buea, is expected to bring together over 50 Journalists and Associates of the Press.”
To commemorate the day, the CCMN and other journalists’ associations are to hold presentations and roundtable discussions on community media and press freedom, the power of new media and democracy, basics on elections reporting, detecting, and reporting hate speech ahead of elections, amongst other activities.
Participants shall also listen to the speeches of the UN Secretary-General and that of the UNESCO Director.
There shall also be the Official World Press Freedom Day Speech by the Regional President of the Cameroon Community Media Network for the SW, Reverend Geraldine Fobang.
The main celebration of World Press Freedom Day 2019 will take place in Addis Ababa, from May 1 to 3.
The event will provide a platform for multiple actors to exchange on current issues, threats and achievements concerning freedom of the press.
CCMN Tentative Programme For Press Freedom Day
8:00 Arrival of CCMN Members and Breakfast
8: 30 Arrival of Guests
9:00 Reading of UN SG’s Message
9: 10 Reading of UNESCO Director’s Message
9:30 Welcome Note by PCC National Communication Secretary
9: 40 WPFD Speech by CCMN President
10: Coffee Break
10: 30 Presentations and Discussions
• Community Media and Press Freedom by CBS
• The Power of New Media And Democracy by CCS
• Basics On Elections Reporting by Media Afrique
• Detecting And Reporting Speech Ahead Of Elections by The Advocate
14: 00 Visit to Media Stands
15: 00 Photographs and End of Ceremony