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Slow Internet Connectivity Holding Back Online Reporting in Cameroon

Written by Dibussi Tande On 17 June 2014 @ 15:00 pm | No Comments

In Cameroon, Citizen Media, Development, English, Media & Journalism, Quick Reads, Sub-Saharan Africa, Technology

In an interview [1] with the online journal Tiptop Stars, Adeline Sede-Kamga, publisher of FabAfrique magazine [2] and organizer of the recent Cameroonian bloggers hangout, assesses the state of online reporting in Cameroon:

I think a lot of people are getting their voices heard online these days. Although there are a few stronger voices out there, some amazing ones have disappeared into thin air. Slow Internet connectivity, is undoubtedly the number one killer of online reporting in Cameroon. We have heard through some unconfirmed source that there would be an introduction of cheaper and faster internet connection in 2015. We hope this project materializes sooner than later. Many companies are looking at shifting or splitting advertising budget to incorporate online platforms as well. That is good news for us. But until this happens, the companies cannot get effective value for money. Also, those in the entertainment world are craving for a better platform to promote themselves. Online reporters are ready to support them but again, Internet connection is the issue. If this is fixed, we can do quite much in promoting not only our country, but the people taking Cameroon to the world stage.


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[1] an interview: http://www.tiptopstars.com/mtdv/entertainment/13-star-corner/865-well-be-sourcing-ads-for-consistent-blogs-adeline-sede-kamga-fabafrique-mag-publisherorganizer-of-dla-bloggers-hangout.html

[2] FabAfrique magazine: http://www.fabafriq.com/

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