Cameroon TV channel facing threats of shutting down

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The Cameroon government has threatened to shut down all cable televisions distributors for broadcasting seditious and hurtful programs, reports the Africa Review.

At a press conference on Monday evening, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, the Communications minister of Cameroon warned the Southern Cameroon Broadcasting Corporation (SCBC) TV channel to cease without delay.

Otherwise legal actions will be taken against them.

According to the minister, SCBC is a propaganda media of Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC) – a separatist movement whose activities were outlawed in January after the government said their activities were “contrary to the the Constitution and liable to jeopardise the security of the State”.

Four months after the prohibition SCBC TV channel was established.

Last year, Anglophones in Cameroon protested marginalisation and discrimination by President Paul Biya’s central government and caused violent crisis.

The government took series of actions including a three-month internet blackout to put the crisis down.

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