March 8, 2016

Cameroon: Drop All Charges Against Three Journalists (UA 52/16)

Cameroonian journalists Baba Wame, Felix Ebole Bola and Rodrigue Tongue are on trial for ‘non-denunciation’ of information and sources at the Military Tribunal of Yaoundé, Cameroon for upholding journalism ethics in not disclosing their sources of information. If convicted, they could face between one to five years in prison.
1) Please write immediately in French or your own language:
  • Calling on Cameroonian authorities to immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against Baba Wame, Felix Ebole Bola and Rodrigue Tongue; 
  • Urging them to protect and ensure the right to freedom of expression for all in conformity with Cameroon’s  international human rights obligations and commitments; 
  • Urging them to ensure that Cameroonian laws provide for the right of access to information, and define any exception to disclosure, which must be clearly provided by law, necessary and proportionate.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 52/16" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.