Thursday, November 1, 2012

Press Censorship Hits Bamenda as Press Panel is Ban

The most cherished and popular CRTV Bamenda radio programme “Press Panel” has gone incommotus on air weaves without any explanations from the management of CRTV Bamenda.  As listeners of Press Panel continue to ask rhetorical questions confidential sources hinted that there has been a lot of arm twisting among CRTV staff to hock wing the programme.  More so, other sources say some Bamenda elite and politicians had met CRTV General Manager to complain that the programme was attacking personalities. However we gathered that the arm twisting and slanders is certainly what has killed the programme. More so, our sources hinted that some CRTV journalists started complaining why and how the most admired radio programme is anchored by Colday Olivier who is actually on “secondment” with Elections Cameroon. It is the same blackmail that ignited management to ban another popular programme "Red Carpet" which was anchored by the same Colday Olivier. Since blackmail as it has been proven is a weapon of the weak and sells like apes for nuts at CRTV, management finally succumbed to the intrigues and in the final analysis, Press Panel is thereof transformed into a sinkhole for character assassination. Accordingly, claims that some politicians complained to CRTV hierarchy that Press Panel was out to settle scores have been proven baseless and unfounded. But those who always seek for public notice were on tree tops and in bars hitting the chest how they have succeeded in sending the most cherished radio porgramme in Bamenda to the slaughter house.  Notwithstanding, we were hinted that some radio stations in Bamenda are scrambling to host Press panelists. Besides that confidential sources also hinted that CRTV Bamenda management is by now contemplating on proposing a new anchor for the programme. An offer which our source hinted will be rejected by panelists giving that when gossips inherits the truth, there is bound to be chaos. From all indications, the voices of the Critical Mind, American Boy, The Philosopher, The English Man and the Moderator may likely greet the Bamenda population from a different radio station with the same veracity and professionalism touch.


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