Par Mathias Mouendé Ngamo La bataille pour l’accès à l’eau, aux ressources halieutiques et agricoles amplifiées par le réchauffement climatique sont au cœur des affrontements intercommunautaires entre arabe Choa et Mousgoum dans l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun. Dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun, on garde toujours en mémoire ces affrontements intercommunautaires qui opposent les éleveurs arabe […]
July 22, 2023 – it is a wet Friday evening in Bonaberi, Douala, Cameroon’s largest city, and the air is filled with music and chants. “Small thing pick am, small thing pick am”, a group of young people sing along to a catchy tune that sounds familiar but different. The chant is from Earthsong’, a […]
Rédigé par Tchengang Tchiengue Donald En Avril 2023, des images du Pape François se mariant, circulaient abondamment en ligne et au Cameroun certaines personnes ont cru qu’elles étaient réelles. Pourtant, elles étaient plutôt l’œuvre de l’intelligence artificielle Midjourney. S’il existe un point que partagent les internautes, les journalistes et les médias dans le monde, c’est […]
The Role Of Social Media in increasing the practice Of Citizen Journalism in Bamenda within the Crisis.
By Petiuh Frederick Tandah, AFF Cameroon Cohort 7 Fellow. There has been a significant increase in the practice of nonprofessional Journalism ( citizen Journalism) in the Northwest region of Cameroon since 2016 which has registered both negative and positive effects on the region. According to research and projects carried out in Cameroon, The term “citizen […]
Social media usage in the North West and South West Regions: the good and the bad. Shaping minds and changing perception
Techtarget.com defines Social media as a collective term for websites and applications that focus on communication, community-based input, interaction, content-sharing and collaboration. According to DATAREPORTAL as of January 2021, there were 9.15 million internet users in Cameroon. The number of internet users in Cameroon increased by 1.3 million (+16%) between 2020 and 2021. Internet penetration […]
Introduction According to a United Nations expert “Hate speech online is one of today’s most acute challenges to human dignity and life” (OHCHR, 2020). Hate speech which is defined by the European Union law as the public incitement to violence or hatred based on certain characteristics, including colour, religion, descent, and national or ethnic origin […]
INTRODUCTION Social media is revolutionizing youth-led civic engagement which has gained quite a lot of momentum lately. This virtual space is instrumentalized by some youths to shape the contemporary public sphere and influence concrete change. This is depicted by the actualization of several communal-based projects engineered and fostered by Youths in their local communities and […]
Web Influencers at the Qatar World Cup: FECAFOOT’s choice revives the feeling of marginalization in the Anglophone community online.
By VictoryMarshal Ayafor Basang, fellow cohort 7 #AFFCameroon INTRODUCTION Wikipedia.org defines a web influencer as an internet celebrity (also known as a social media influencer, social media personality, internet personality, or simply influencer) who has acquired or developed their fame, a huge fan base and notability through the Internet or social media. In our contemporary […]
Summary: Fake news is increasingly used as a strategy to push forward agendas by inflaming tension and creating division among the target groups. Majority of the consumers of fake news do not fact check and take the fake news as facts creating a sense of false reality in which they can’t make informed choices and […]
By Gilla Everdine in Bamenda Contrary to news reports online on the removal of a checkpoint in Matazem, gateway to the North West Region, findings show that the checkpoint has not been removed as indicated in the various reports but has been shifted to Babadjou. Fact finding from Nde Daniel a Police Officer at the […]