ASJUB SHOWCASE TALENTS.

Being a routine in the department of journalism and mass communication of the university of Buea,student journalists of this department chose a specific day which they come out to show to the public what they are taught back in school and the the talents which they have.

ASJUB\JMC’s 19th Open Day was celebrated under the theme: “The Place of Communication in Entrepreneurship”. It was in the presence of Journalism students, lecturers and a host of other guests. This day had as guest speakers Mrs. Sarah Simo, Regulatory and Communication Officer at British-American Tobacco, and Mr. Felix Fon-Ndikum, Vice-President, MTN Cameroon Legal, all former students of the department did presentations that gave participants at the CNPS Hall Mile 17, Buea, their experience and how to survive with the journalism training.

The celebrations was also charcterised by the donation of five cameras to the department by Mrs Tabuwe Mankah which was thanks to her partnership with “WITNESS” the U.S based Non- Governmental organization (NGO).

ASJUB SHOWCASE TALENTS

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As a routine in the department of journalism and mass communication that the celebrate a open day each year in other to show their talents, this years 19th edition was celebrated under the theme”The Place of Communication in Entrepreneurship”.

These activities took place at the CNPS mile 17 hall which saw the coming together of students, lecturers and the university community as well. Activities that took place on this day where characterized by talks  from the guest speakers; Mrs. Sarah Simo, Regulatory and Communication Officer at British-American Tobacco, and Mr. Felix Fon-Ndikum, Vice-President, MTN Cameroon Legal, all former students of the department who where were present and the students spiced the day with news presentation, drama, debate and lots of others.

At the peak of the celebrations saw the donation of five cameras by Mrs Tabuwe Mankah a lecturer and former student of the department. The donation that comes thanks to her partnership with “WITNESS” the U.S based Non- Governmental organization (NGO)

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The celebrations was crowned with the ASJUB 2014 Awards in which seventeen lecturers of the department received appreciation from ASJUB and students received awards ranging from Best 200, 300 and 400 level students, Best camera person and many others.

 

Finke Publishes Final List of Players

Prior to the start of the world cup in 10 days , Cameroon’s head coach has made known his 23 man squad list for for that prestigious tournament in Brazil. He reiterated  that those who have not been call are  good, but for the fact that he needed just the best whom he would work with to see that Cameroon excels through that competition in flying colours. The list include:

Goal keepers;

Charles Itandje (Konyaspor/TUR)
Sammy Ndjock (Fetihespor/TUR)
Loïc Feudjou (Coton Sport).

Defenders

Allan Nyom (Grenade/ESP)
Dany Nounkeu (Besiktas/TUR)
Cédric Djeugoue (Coton Sport)
Aurélien Chedjou (Galatasaray/TUR)
Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille/FRA)
Henri Bedimo (Lyon/FRA)
Benoît Assou-Ekotto (QPR/ANG)

Midfield

Eyong Enoh (Antalyaspor/TUR)
Jean II Makoun (Rennes/FRA)
Joel Matip (Schalke/ALL)
Stéphane Mbia (Séville/ESP)
Landry Nguémo (Bordeaux/FRA)
Alex Song (FC Barcelone/ESP)
Edgar Salli (Lens/FRA)

Forwards

Samuel Eto’o (Chelsea/ANG)
Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (Mayence/ALL)
Benjamin Moukandjo (Nancy/FRA)
Vincent Aboubakar (Lorient/FRA)
Achille Webo (Fenerbahçe/TUR)
Fabrice Olinga (Zulte-Waregem/BEL)

Old bones like Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik (Rennes), Gaëtan Bong (ex-Valenciennes) ,Guy-Rolland Ndy Assembé (Guingamp) and Mohamadou Idrissou, were ignored .

Vladimir Putin: The World’s Strongest Man.

 

Vladimir_Putin_-_2006                                                                                                                                                                            Vladimir Putin was born on October 7, 1952 in Leningrad.His father was Vladimir Putin. He participated in the second world war. In the 1950s, he worked as a security guard and later as a foreman at the carriage works.Vladimir Putin’s mother, Maria Shelomova, was a very kind, benevolent person. Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. He previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. He is married to Lyudmila Putina and they have two daughters Mariya Putina and Yekaterina Putina.
Putin has solidified his control over Russia and anyone watching the chess match over Syria has a clear idea of the shift in the power towards Putin on the global stage. The ex-KGB strongman–who controls a nuclear-tipped army, a permanent seat on the UN Security Council and some of the world’s largest oil and gas reserves–is allowed to serve another six-year term, which could keep him in office until 2024.

Finke: Brazil 2014 is no holiday

Finke: Brazil 2014 is no holiday

 Known for its beaches and party atmosphere,  Cameroon players should not expect a laid-back vacation when they travel to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup.  Volker Finke warns that “It’s a difficult group but we won’t be there on holiday!” Finke made this statement as the squad prepared to play their last friendly match against Germany.

Cameroon, whose best performance in the finals was reaching the last eight in 1990, faces hosts and favourites Brazil as well as Croatia and Mexico in Group A of the tournament which kicks off on 12 June. Before that, the team has been training in the peace and quiet – and fresh mountain air – of  Walchsee in Austria’s Tyrol region.

“This was the right choice because all the facilities are good…We can work as we wish,” Finke told AFP. His goal for the tournament was crystal clear: “We really want to make it to the second round, that’s for sure.”

Olympiakos defender Gaetan Bong agreed: “We’re working hard to be ready for this World Cup. Of course the goal is to qualify (for the last 16) but for that we have to be ready and make sure we don’t get injured.”

“You have to take it one match at a time…we’re already thinking a little bit about the World Cup games but we’ll take each match as it comes,” said the 26-year-old. The group will be “very difficult,” Bong said. “but it will be interesting. We have to prepare well so when we get there, we’re tough and ready.”

Technology improves health

Health and healthcare have typically been a personal relationship between doctors and patients, kept private and behind closed doors. More recently, healthcare is being opened up by technology.  Medical questions are crowd sourced, records are electronic and doctors are connected directly with their patients –  before, during, after, and sometimes instead of a visit to the office.

Besides making the relationship between doctors and patients more connected and open than ever, technology is also changing the way an individual monitors his or her own health.

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Today, it’s common to see people wearing a fuel band or fit bit on their wrists, indicating that they’re tracking steps taken, calories burned and personal bests throughout the day. Considered by some to be the first step towards a true cyborg existence, where man and machine will be one, fitness trackers have truly become a staple for many.

In all technology has made everything seem so easy and also facilitates time which was to be used for different things.

 

A critique of five core principles of journalism using the Cameroon media landscape.

          Journalism is a practice that enables the practitioner to provide the citizens with accurate and reliable information which they need to function freely in the society. Made up of the public and private media, the Cameroon media landscape is experiencing revamping as the National Communication Council is trying to put journalism practitioners on the track. Below are five of these journalism principles being critique in the Cameroon media landscape.
         Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth. This means that journalists should be able to ensure that what they give out as information to the society should be reliable and accurate facts since the society depends on them. To a greater extend, the Cameroon media landscape works in that light because the public media in particular that is CRTV will not give out information which they have doubts about. For example the recent kidnapping in the north by Boko Harram of Chinese citizens had to be confirmed before they gave the information. In a lesser extent, it also is considered unreliable when especially private media give out fake statistics about the lost that was incurred during the February 2008 strike in Cameroon. Thus do not tell the truth in some circumstances.
        Loyalty to its citizens. The Cameroon media landscape is greatly lacking when it comes to putting the interest of the citizens first. This could be seen clearly in the lone state owned media which during its newscasts will construct news reports to suit the interest of the state. They careless about putting the priority of the citizens first to that of the state and the private media will put adverting first because their revenue comes from advertising. The private media will only come in here to lessen this loyalty where the turn to inform their audience about what is happening closer to them because of lack of finances. This could be seen with LTM programs like Town Crier.
        Practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover. Independence in the Cameroon media landscape by practitioners is a call for concern. Both the public and private media fall short of this because media practitioners in Cameroon have over attached themselves to a lot of praise singing journalism. This could be seen clearly in both public and private media as CRTV has turn to be a whistle blower of government policies rather than serving the interest of its citizens. Newspapers like Menchum Voice that have now become one that paint colorful pictures of its citizens rather than being independent from those it covers.
         Media practitioners must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise. This is something that prevails in the Cameroon media landscape. Both the public and private media do organize forums for criticism and compromise. This will be of greater help to the media organs as they can use such forums for the betterment of their media organs from the criticisms which the public will bring up. Such programs do exist on the state owned media like Tele Opinion and other interactive parts of newspapers like letters to the editor.
        Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience. This is one of the most important aspects of the journalism profession where the practitioner’s personal sense of ethics and responsibility is highly needed. This is lacking in the Cameroon media landscape because of the involvement of unprofessionally trained journalists in to the profession. This is very typical of the private media where practitioners do sell their consciences because of selfish interest. They also portray unethical pictures which may not be in terms with the ethics of the profession like the case of IPP on LTM television last year when the program was banned because of the picture they carried on the program.
         From the above points and critique, the Cameroon media landscape is better today thanks to the efforts of the National Communication Council who have being doing all what the can to make sure that this profession stands the test of time in the Cameroon.