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Equinoxe TV Reporter Deserves Better Than Castigation

 

 

 

 

 

Ever since the video report  of an Equinoxe TV reporter, Derick Jato, purporting battlefield fighting between Ambazonian soldiers and  a military convoy in Lebialem was released, many have rained insults on the embedded manner with which the report was done. The supposed staged-manage report did not augur well, as many have questioned Jato’s journalistic ethics, and others linking him to be an alliance to La Republique Du Cameroun’s genocidal activities taking place in the Federal Republic of Ambazonia.

Prince Nfor Hanson Nchanji – CNA

However, the former Editor of the English News Desk at Equinoxe TV, and presently the publisher of Cameroon News Agency (CNA), Nfor Hanson Nchanji, pleads with the world to see the bigger picture. According to him, Derick Jato, has done a lot for the Southern Cameroons people, to be termed a ‘fake reporter’.

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Some of you have been quick to call Derick Jato, ‘Fake Reporter’, drawing your conclusions from the recent report he did about the attack of the South West Governor’s convoy to and from Lebialem division.

Many are insinuating that Derick Jato was hired to do the ‘job’ for the Governor, to justify something.

I do not want to go into the nitty-gritty of the issue because it will take us back to the Anglophone problem and who is doing what , where, why and how, I just want to raise some professional issues concerning Derick Jato and his coverage of the Anglophone crisis.

The young man has demonstrated resilience in doing so. To call him today fake reporter is an over statement.

1) He bravely covered the uprising in Ekona Town early 2017, when stones were flying from left to right, he was held for several minutes by Ekona guys for questioning before his release, they were however happy that he has been objective. The fact that along the line he worked with the military (who at some point wanted to seize his Camera) does not mean, he was on a mission for somebody. Those criticizing him did not take time to listen to interviews he brought from Ekona; they were mind blowing.

2) I also expected critics to say Derick Jato was hired to tell the government that Refugees in Nigeria badly need food and shelter. Despite the tense atmosphere at the border, this young man was able to join the A Ayah Foundation to Nigeria and the videos they brought were soul searching, shocking and a slap on the face of the Government, yet no one congratulated him. (Did we congratulate him?)

3) Lastly, many journalists will not even accept millions as (Gombo) to follow a convoy which they know could be attacked at any time. How much can Derick be given to simulate an attack? Did the Governor really tell him to do that? Did anyone find out from him how the attack occurred and where the Ambazonia fighters, he described as armed civilians, were hiding?

Let us pardon him for some few lapses he made but above all GIVE HIM A BREAK, he did a good job in a hostile environment, transported by the military( So he would have to play with words to guarantee his own safety) Shortcomings of Embedded Journalism.

I expect those who have used his images on their newspapers, on their YouTube, Television Channels, Radio and Online to give him credits, if they cannot give him money.

By Bernadette Nkembi,

Roving-Reporter – BaretaNews

Otto Ama
22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. FREEDOM FIGHTER

    April 23, 2018 at 1:39 PM

    Mr hanson Nfor, I have watched your journalist pieces online and I do congratulate you for paying attention to details. Just one mistake that you do can ruin your entire carrier. Jato might have been a good journalist, but this very report he staged knowingly with LRC can erase all the good journalism he has ever practiced. I was very shocked with the half job he did. This is not what real journalist do. This is not investigative journalism when you know you stand for the truth and you decide to ruin your career with a half baked job like this. I hope he should have known better. This equally goes to all the journalist out there. Be good at what you do. That was shameful reporting. No truth in what he did. FAKE NEWS just to gain political points for LRC and sabotage a fine struggle. This really shows you that LRC is really out of options and will use any fake reporting to win and gain political points. REALLY SHAMEFUL

    • homeboy

      April 23, 2018 at 2:19 PM

      what do you have to say about your own fake articles online and propaganda videos? You are so quick to point a finger forgetting to see the other four fingers pointing at you. Go to Cameroon and cover the happenings yourself. FOOOLS. Always looking for someone to blame

      • George

        April 23, 2018 at 2:39 PM

        homeboy aka Jojo. The difference is FREEDOM FIGHTER is not a journalist. I hope that answers your nonsense. Have agood day and…

        …LONG LIVE AMBAZONIA

        • George

          April 23, 2018 at 9:29 PM

          I’m counting down your days to kondengui, We don’t need an international arrest warrant to get you from Nigeria

        • Jojo

          April 24, 2018 at 12:21 AM

          Yes indeed @George, Long Live Ambazonia on the internet. How stupid!!

      • SAA

        April 23, 2018 at 3:22 PM

        This fellow ‘jojo’ is a joke

  2. Malis

    April 23, 2018 at 2:49 PM

    People are not condemning the person, his character, the good he did in the past. We are condemning the fact that he is lying or was been used to try to tell a lye.

    The good of our past can not erase wrong thing we will do.

    The video made him and all those in it looked stupid. The content of the words for his mouth dose not in anyway reflects the content of the images been shown, it was completely to different world.

    That’s it.

  3. FreeAmba

    April 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    @Freedom fighter I totally agree with you! If you listened to the audio you will hear the bullets going away from the convoy and not coming in.

  4. Mbeuh

    April 23, 2018 at 5:53 PM

    The criticism of Derrick Jato in the video making rounds are well founded regardless of his past accomplishment as laid out in the article by his ardent supporter Bernadette Nkembi. If we fail to call out short comings in the life and conduct of professionals whose products are for public consumption, then complecency sets in and gives rise to mediocrity and stymying a necessary march towards progress and development. Anyone watching Jato’s video piece with a critical and analytic eye will draw no other obvious conclusion. It is my hope that the young man will learn from this misstep and correct course, considering that the business of fighting for a country’s freedom from oppression and tyranny is no joke. Short live the struggle, long live Ambazonia.

  5. Bali Nyonga

    April 23, 2018 at 6:10 PM

    I think it is exactly for the reason that he has build credibility on reporting that he was hired for this movie so we will believe. But Ambazonians are not gullible. We also question some reporting made by this Baretanews platform.

    • Shillah

      April 23, 2018 at 9:46 PM

      Wat abt ur own reporting on this side? I remind all of u ambazozo that it hypocrisy is well above Mr jato. When an Ara commander came online bosting abt how the use a female civilian to lure a soldier kill him a decapitated his head everyone in zombizonien land was happy. But when the next girl trying to do dat will get kill u guys will be talking of soldiers targeting civilian right. U will dreaming Sam soya. So all of u should take a good look at ur propaganda be4 minding lrc.

    • Shillah

      April 23, 2018 at 9:50 PM

      As for u Bali nyonga lm coming for u. Just as cucu blinz. We found her. it’s just a matter of time be4 we r done with her. We know she is in Scandinavia at more precisely in frederiksberg Denmark.

      • Bali Nyonga

        April 23, 2018 at 11:25 PM

        There is this idiot who has responded to me with threat above, whose name I don’t care to know although he bothers to call me by name. I am responding to you for the first and last time. Do I sound like someone who will lose sleep over a threat from a shit-no-whip lass. Do you brush your teeth before you go to bed or do you know what a balanced diet is?

        I had my personal independence long ago, from not never attending any french language course in secondary school to not sitting for french language in the GCE. Further, I have never stayed a night in LRC region to tell you how I loath LRC. I have never worked for lrc gov’t.

        I would expect you to give people reasons to stay with LRC. Tell me one thing an Ambazonian will miss by not being with LRC. We had airports in Bali, Wum, Tiko and Bisonghabang, we had our Power Camp for electricity generation, we ran a successfull economy with banana and cocoa as chief export, we had marketing board, Cameroon bank, WADA, PWD, Nanga/Kilo companies etc. Today we have nothing to show and you want us to applaud these losses.

        You seem to have carried your slave master mentality to cyberspace – intimidations, name calling, yelling, arrogance. As for me, you do not exist and simply tuned out. Shit-no-whip-lass SLAVE

        • Shillah

          April 24, 2018 at 1:26 AM

          Bali nyonga u can say wat ever u want we will get u pretty soon. To show an example we were able to find cucu blinz wit ur loud mouth in frederiksberg Denmark. After we r done with her as the ig heard in Scandinavia, we will or l will be coming for u personally. That day u will show me how brave u r.

          • FREEDOM FIGHTER

            April 24, 2018 at 10:37 PM

            You cannot try to bully people on cyber space. Its the force of argument and not the argument of force. There goes LRC again. You have learnt nothing but forgotten everything. You see the more reason why LRC cannot dialogue. All because you guys already have these preconceived ideas built in your mind.This utopia that you guys in LRC seem to be leaving in. This shows how you are far away from reality and not being intouch with the masses. U guys have always built your argument and governing on LIES and that`s the shit AMbazonia has refused to take and will not take.By the way the train to BUea left Already. Might stop to pick up steam and more passengers but certainly it will be arriving BUea. Know you guys hate to hear this because your bread basket will be taken away from you.

      • George

        April 24, 2018 at 6:15 AM

        “As for u Bali nyonga lm coming for u.”

        And then what? Bribe… intimidate… threaten… people. Is it that what you can do? Let me tell you something Shillah. This is the normal thing you LRC agents are doing in your shithole la Republique. You run out of arguments and use threats. How low are you? Weak moron? No balls. I feel disgusted. Shame on you.

  6. Jojo

    April 24, 2018 at 12:14 AM

    @Bali Nyonga, I was expecting you to say that you also surrender Cameroon’s passport. You are a real morron who think you are better than anyone else. What the fuck are you doing oversea? Modern slave!

    • George

      April 24, 2018 at 6:23 AM

      “What the fuck are you doing oversea? Modern slave!”

      I thought you have more brain. You cannot blame somebody living overseas while you do the same.

  7. Jojo

    April 24, 2018 at 12:19 AM

    This is hypocrisy in display, BaretaNews and his crew should be the last people to talk about fake news when all they do, is lying all day long.

  8. Bali Nyonga

    April 24, 2018 at 2:01 AM

    I can choose to be a Ghanaian, Nigerian, Australian, Ethopian, South African, America etc at any time and I will be naturalized because I have internationalized myself through my education. What I am not and will never be again is to be a citizen of LRC. It is my choice to not be a citizen of the zoo of a nation and any of the fools writing to me have no control over it. What don’t you understand on my stance or that of Ambazonians? Tell me one thing Ambazonians will miss from not being a citizen of zoo-FrenchCameroon.

    In the words of Mark Twain “Never argue with a fool. They will drag you down to their level and beat you through experience”

    If you are not fools, tell me one thing Ambazonians will miss from leaving LRC or one reason they should continue to stay with lrc.

  9. Mukong

    April 24, 2018 at 4:05 AM

    Yes Bali Nyonga, succinctly put and I quote, “Never argue with a fool. They will drag you down to their level”.
    The language of numbskulls is hiding behind ignorance and stupidity under the pretext that they will be rendered relevant in a sea of enlightenment.
    Ambazonians are too educated to be intoxicated any further by lies that for 56 years were cooked up by the french slaves of LRC.

  10. George

    April 24, 2018 at 6:20 AM

    My respect to Bali. Thumbs up. If people start arguments by using threats they have lost. @Jojo it is better you continue admiring guys like Monkey Kola. That guy is much more intelligent than this weak moron Shillah.

    FREEDOM IS NEGOTIABLE

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