VOICES OF OUR FUTURE WEEK 2 (LIVING MY DREAM)
Since my childhood, I have always loved to express my opinion and views.
I read mass communication and started practicing in 1996 as Assistant Editor of Oracle Magazine. My Editor/ Publisher limited my communication scope.
The next year I met this Architect who had known me since childhood. He inquired if I had graduated and what I was doing presently. I then informed him I was with the Oracle magazine but their editorial policy does not really tie with my own concept and the way I perceive real journalism.
I have a just and impartial view and refuse to compromise with the ethical standard of real journalism. The press is regarded as the watchdog of the society as such it is my duty to propagate, motivate and ensure progress through constructive and objective reporting, thus I pay much attention to substantive issues in public interest and take seriously the importance of impartiality, balance and objectivity issue presentation by creating awareness on some social ills and irregularities, discuss strategies to achieve education and developmental targets and help formulate policy guidelines to ameliorate certain societal problems and pitfalls.
From our discussions he got interested and opted to be the Publisher hence, I became co-founder and Editor in Chief of a monthly journal - New Forum with motto ‘ignorance to knowledge’. Alongside I carried out public relations consultancy.
In January 2007, I went on to the radio; since I noticed the Cameroonian population has a poor reading culture. I was Producer/Editor/ Host of a one hour weekly call in program – Social Forum. Depending on the topic of the day I usually invited guest and resource persons while the public reacted. In October 2007, I was notified to be one of the winners of the 2007 Global Media Award of Excellence on Population Reporting organized by the Population Institute in Washington DC and I won in the category of Best Electronic Commentary, I got a ticket to the US in December to receive my award.
I presently freelance and my works have been published in an Online Media base in the US - RH Reality Check, the Entrepreneur and the Recorder Special both media houses are based in Cameroon. I equally have my own blog and have an HIV/AIDS column with The Zimbabwean Newspaper. I have attended forums on health, environment, entrepreneurship development and journalism in Cameroon, Japan and the US.
I got to know about World Pulse from my senior sister MboneEnie and since I have enjoyed the opportunity to post my own journal, make new friends, share views and experiences and get to read about stuff from around the world. Immediately I joined the community I was introduced to Voices of Our Future and after reading what it was all about I found it so interesting and much fun. Since then I have had the privilege to rediscover myself from various comments and disseminate on a broader spectrum.