An Anglophone TV Channel banned in Cameroon

8 September 2017

Regulation & Policy

An English-speaking channel which airs programs about protests, activism and human rights abuses has been banned in Cameroon. The Cameroonian government also banned all programs pertaining to the celebration of history and culture which promote the rights and interests of Anglophone Cameroonians.

The Southern Cameroons Broadcasting Corporation (SCBS), located in South Africa, is aimed at the English-speaking minority in Cameroon. The programmes are mostly about how the human rights are abused in Cameroon’s anglophone region.

The Ministry of Communications in Cameroon announced that television providers are to face consequences if they broadcast the banned channel or its content in the region. Communication Minister, Issa Tchiroma, said the channel broadcasts were spiteful and was supporting illegal political movement. As the channel is based in South Africa, SCBC can still air its programs, however viewers will not be allowed to tune in.

Source: NexTV Africa