The Government of Cameroon is using anti terror law to silence local journalist

The President of Cameroon Paul Biya and his government have been exposed for using an anti terror law to silence local journalists on Boko Haram militants.

According to the country’s Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) anti terror law used by the government is meant to arrest and threaten local journalists that report on Boko Haram militants and unrest in Cameroon’s English Speaking region. According to a special report issued by CPJ on Wednesday with elections due to take place next year, many of their journalists are very scared to cover politics or any other news that is seen as sensitive. The CPJ report goes on to state that the country’s authorities are using this anti terror law against journalists who are reporting or have reported on the militant and others who have reported on the unrest in the country’s English speaking regions or those who are critical to the president and the government’s administration.

This country enacted this anti terror law back in 2014 as part of its attempt to oppose the notorious Boko Haram. Even through the attempts to oppose Boko Haram the kidnapping and attacks did not stop from taking place.

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