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journalists in shock after the assassination of Martinez Zogo

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In Cameroon, it’s the shock after the dying of Martinez Zogo. The physique of the host and director of Amplitude FM radio was found on Sunday, January 22, in a suburb of Yaoundé. Journalists got here to pay tribute to him at his station. Almost 100 of them went to fulfill the Minister of Communication René Emmanuel Sadi on Monday January 23 to demand justice. The minister is dedicated to it, however confidence just isn’t actually acquired on the difficulty.

With our correspondent in Yaoundé, Polycarp Essomba

On this newsroom of Amplitude FM, for the reason that morning, there are solely tears and lamentations. A swarm of journalists stormed the scene. ” What we’re at the moment residing with the case of the assassination of Martinez Zogo is completely unthinkabledrops considered one of them. We thought we had gone by the worst moments within the historical past of the Cameroonian press. We lived the years of ember right here on this nation, I believe that we didn’t attain such a level of horror. »

It is tough, it is largely scary, that we’re at such a stage of dehumanization “provides one other.

Within the studio, non secular music is broadcast on a loop. It is after 10 a.m. and usually at the moment, Martinez Zogo is on the air. Its director is in place, however the seat of the host of the present “L’Embouteillage” is desperately empty. ” By this time I needs to be on the air, to verify what’s subsequenthe explains. At 10:50 a.m., he was speaking to the Republic and we had been ready for the subsequent break, which was round 11:20 a.m. He arrived at 9:30 am, he got here to ask us if all the things was superb as a result of he was beginning like that. »

Exterior, the group of tearful journalists continues to develop. Lots of of the journalist’s listeners be a part of them, with a bouquet of flowers or a candle.

The federal government is dedicated to shedding gentle on the tragedy

Monday, practically 100 journalists went to fulfill the Minister of Communication René Emmanuel Sadi. The exchanges between the Minister of Communication and the delegation of journalists who got here spontaneously to fulfill him lasted practically two hours. Their essential declare was that justice be completed for Martinez Zogo.

We’ve got come to ask, higher to demand justice for our colleague Martinez Zogo who was murdered in unspeakable and indescribable circumstances, explains Haman Mana, publication director of the each day the day. The Minister informed us that Republican justice will cross. We hope that would be the case. »

But when the minister has proven listening in accordance with his interlocutors, a number of journalists, sturdy within the experiences of the previous, say they doubt the nice religion of the federal government to shed all the sunshine on this tragedy. Jean Bruno Tagne, from Naiya TV, is considered one of them:

Sadly the previous of this nation worries us. We had a number of circumstances like that which till at this time haven’t been clarified, and we’re afraid. Due to this fact, Mr. Minister should go a lot additional than that. He confirmed lots of good will however we’re ready for motion. That every one the sunshine is made round this crime, however I doubt it.

The mobilization will proceed, they announce, with different actions that they’ve been cautious to not reveal. All contributing to the identical targets: that the outcomes of the investigations be made public, these accountable formally recognized and punished.

A delegation of Cameroonian journalists went to the ministry to demand justice for Martinez Zogo

That is an excessive amount of »

Cyrielle Rolande Bechon, director of the Cameroonian NGO New Human Rights, asks the authorities for solutions, throughout an interview with Pauline Le Troquier :

I consider Cameroonians are demanding to know the reality about this case. We expect that is an excessive amount of. We nonetheless need to consider that Cameroon is a State of regulation. We need to consider on this gentle which is that there are nonetheless individuals who run this nation and that these individuals are not meant to sow terror, however that they really have someplace, deep down , need to protect a State, and that every one the individuals concerned in a technique or one other on this affair should reply for his or her actions


Noël Yao, the President of the Union of Free Press African Journalists (UJPLA) expresses his assist and says that “the combat for freedom of the press” should proceed


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