Medill provides safe harbor for journalist fleeing Cameroon

Haman Mana will serve as a journalist in residence during his time at Medill


The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications is pleased to welcome noted Cameroonian journalist and author Haman Mana as a visiting member of the faculty for the 2023-2024 school year. Mana, the publisher of Le Jour, one of Cameroon’s largest daily newspapers, was forced to flee his country following the paper’s investigation of corruption and influence peddling by a powerful media mogul.

Earlier this year, Mana’s case was brought to Medill’s attention by the Committee to Protect Journalists. According to Mana, he and fellow journalist Martinez Zogo, the director of private radio station Amplitude FM, had both been reporting on the embezzlement of public funds by top government officials and Jean-Pierre Amougou Belinga, a politically connected businessman and media owner.

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