In a press release issued on Monday 30th January 2023, the Cameroon Journalists’ Trade Union has initiated black Wednesdays in all newsrooms and maintains pressure for justice of late Martinez Zogo.
The release outlines that the Cameroon Journalists’ Trade Union (CJTU) has expressed indignation following the diverse reactions that invaded the newsrooms and friends of the media, on Wednesday January 25, 2023. CJTU thanks all her members for the mobilization and sense of responsibility and invites them to always be ready for such directives.
The Union’s Coordination Committee meeting on January 28, 2023 took the following decisions:
1. CJTU notes with regret and bitterness that on the 7th day of the death of Martinez Zogo no official information on the investigation has been made public;
2. We ask the Attorney General at the Court of the Center Region, with the prosecutors of Mfoundi and Mfou to work certainly in serenity but with speed so that justice is done for the biological, professional and the media family;
3. CJTU cannot understand why the investigation is stalling. The investigation
should not stall because the Press and the people are thirsty for the truth after Bibi NGOTA, Jules Koum Koum and Samuel Wazizi;
4. CJTU shall maintain the pressure until the perpetrators and sponsors of this
horror have been identified, arrested and charged;
5. Wednesday shall be day of mourning in the press. All workers are expected
to dress in black for mourning;
6. On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, media workers at the level of each chapter shall meet and go to the governor’s office to deliver the position statement of CJTU because journalists are in danger and seek the effective protection of the State;
CJTU calls on: the International Community, the association of Press Unions in
Central Africa (USYPAC), the African Federation of Journalists (FAJ), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions of Cameroon (CSAC) remain united in these claims and actions to bring out the truth.