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 […]
How Social Media Influencers Post generate Hateful Expressions
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 […]
SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUTH TO YOUTH CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN THE NORTH WEST REGION
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 […]
USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY SECESSIONISTS TO REINFORCE GHOST TOWNS AND LOCKDOWN.
By Gilla Everdine in Bamenda INTRODUCTION The start of the Anglophone crisis in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon on the 21st of November 2016 was set in motion when Lawyers and teachers took to the streets of Buea and Bamenda to protest the domination of the French language in the Anglophone […]
HOW SOCIAL MEDIA HAS INFLUENCED PONZI SCHEMES, CRUMBLING THE ECONOMY AMID THE ANGLOPHONE CRISIS IN CAMEROON
According to Investopedia, Ponzi schemes are fraudulent investment scams promising high rates of return with little risk to investors mainly by remitting returns for earlier investors with money taken from later investors. They are also known as pyramid schemes. In many Ponzi schemes, the fraudsters do not invest the money but they use it to […]
The Role of Social Media in Fostering Opportunities for Youth during Crisis
By Amboh Vennessa Nche Cohort 7#AFFCameroon Introduction The English speaking regions of Cameroon have experienced various ordeals since October 2016, when protests and strikes related to sectorial demands escalated into a crisis over the economic and political marginalization of the Cameroon Anglophone minority who mostly reside in the North West and South West Regions. Since […]
The role of Social Media in promoting violence against women within the context of the Anglophone crisis
By Victory Marshall Ayafor INTRODUCTION Since the advent of the Cameroon Anglophone crisis five years ago, women continue to bear the brunt of the crisis and they are hit hardest in terms of violence especially if you are tagged a black leg or traitor for having an affair with a military or uniform man. The […]
Did Social Media Help spread Fake News and Fear in Communities within the North West and South West regions?
By Pechuqui Laurata Introduction The modern society is witnessing a dramatic shift in information dissemination due to widespread adoption of social media. The advent of the internet and the subsequent advent of the social media age have greatly affected the process of information gathering, storing, processing and dissemination. With the liberalization of the media through […]