In most parts of Cameroon, the news is what the newsmaker wants it to be, and a brown envelope with cash can buy anyone exactly the news they want the public to hear.
“I saw that the children were malnourished, blackened teeth and gum issues were common and women frequently reported miscarriages and still births. All of these issues quickly made me realize that this area probably had lead.”
Over two days of travelling across Rivers State with Junior, he will tell us in bits that revealing anything that can lead back to him will put him at risk of arrest, harassment, or even death from either state or non-state actors.
Port Maria, a town with a rich and sprawling history, is a case study of how devastating even a small rise in sea level can be for small islands in the tropical regions of the world.
“My mother informed me a few weeks ago that some army officials were looking for me and I needed to visit some camp. When I heard that I started shivering.
“The president of Ukraine gives his people hope, ours says ‘grit your teeth to endure the crisis,’” said one protest organizer.
“I heard the noise of a scouting plane… It was so close. I knew it was going to fall down, but I did not imagine it would crash into my farmland,” says Amin*, who rushed at the time to see the flames devouring his land.
Media in North Macedonia still have a tendency to sensationalise coverage of gender-based violence and point the finger of blame at the victim, but activists and experts believe this can change.
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