Biya’s continued stay in power: National Communications Council sounds a note of caution to the Guardian Post newspaper
Following a complaint by the Director of the Civil Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic, the National Communications Council recently issued a very serious warning to The Guardian Post and its publisher Ngah Christian. The National Communication Council reached the decision Tuesday, July 26, 2016, during its 6th extraordinary session that held at its headquarters in Yaounde. In total, ten cases were examined, and sanctions were taken against journalists and the news organization deemed at fault.
The seventh of these cases opposed Martin Belinga Eboutou, Director of the Civil Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic and The Guardian Post. Citing the April 14th 2016 edition, the Director of the Civil Cabinet complained against the English-speaking publication of unfounded statements likely to undermine the reputation and dignity of the President of the Republic of Cameroon.
In a document signed by the National Communications Council chairman, Peter Essoka, the Guardian Post was found guilty of breach of professional editing requirements. Correspondingly, the article was about the longevity of African presidents in power, including Paul Biya who is 84 years old and has ruled Cameroon for 34 years.
Rita Akana (Cameroon Intelligence Report)