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Friday, 17 December 2004

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Simon Etta

This is quite a remarkable article and thanks to the Post online editorial for always breaking the news. You make those of us in the disapora proud. Despite the fact that we still got a long way to go, this clearly shows the media landscape is gradually changing in Cameroon. We must certainly savor this realism and liberalization. I will personally like to commend the founders of STV for their vision and entrepreneurial spirit. Their contribution in development of the media sector in particular and job creation is worth admiration. More grease!!!!

Simon Etta (Engr)
City of Baltimore Government
Baltimore, MD. USA

John Mukete

I wish to commend the founders of STV for suc contibution to the media scene of Cameroon and Africa.
With the unity and dedication of the Management and staff STV will get better by the day. More Grease to your elbows Brothers.

John Mukete
Sweden

Rexon

What can they offer to the Cameroonian people other than working to propagate the lies of the various African regimes? If they don't toe the line, they will be shut down. You cannot succesfully operate in such an illegal regime if you are there to tell the truth. I am sure that television station is owned by members of the CPDM regime or other foreigners like Obasanjo. Or maybe hidden blood money from stolen gold, diamond, petroleum and other products. I am not accusing anyone, but i think i have much understanding of how the system there works. Nothing is changing but getting to the worst everyday and if they can be provided a licence to operate freely, then they are operating for the dictators of Africa. Jeune Afrique economique started like that and now all we read from them is meant to foster the ideologies of corrupt african dictators.

Emah Stanley

If we can't make "IT" happened, we should give credits to those who make the "attempts" and make THINGS happen, what ever their agendas are. 'For greatness is not achieved by never fallen but by learning to rise when ever we fall'.

We as Cameroonians are not doomed to die in the state we now fine ourselves. The greatest countries and cities went through what Cameroon is now going through, how long we stay in the mess depends on how much we work and get out of mediocrity

The efforts of the management/staff of Spectrum/STV is commendable. If the money was stolen, at least the investment is in Cameroon, providing employment for many of our Brothers and sisters.

I equally have as much understanding of how the system works in Cameroon, so there is no monopoly here of Knowledge. The management of spectrum some of whom I personally know and have come across, are amongst the very hard working Cameroonian you will like to meet,this is a fact. Their track records are there for any one who cares to see.

We should encourage those who have the courage, if we can't build, let us not destroy.

Emah.S

Umea(Sweden)

Samuel Batumbu

Thank you very much Stanley for your comments. Cameroonians have an attitude of criticising those who are struggling to make things happend but they don't have an alternative.We are so perstimistic to a fault. Those who are lazy should try to encourage others rather than challenging their efforts in a negative manner.

Rexon

I cannot support any stolen investment even if the money has been invested in my country as suggested by stanley. You may be living in Sweden where i have also lived for more than half a decade. How have you seen the system there? What can you say about what you left in Cameroon. I understand some Cameroonians are pro-dictatorship, pro-corruption, and hide behind statements like yours. But i will assure you that change will come to Cameroon one day. Which company have ever survived in Cameroon without working for the CPDM and its followers? let alone a media company. Man, i know there are traitors all over, but we cannot accept what we rightly know is wrong. I think we should all agree that all not some of the institutions in Cameroon are working for the regime in power. Even multinational bodies and institutions like the world bank, IMF, Francophonie to tbe best of my knowledge are simply there to sing praises for the various African dictators they have in power.What can spectrum say? What truth can they really tell Africa and maintain their licence there in Cameroon? We know the truth and they cannot carry out proper journalism in that corrupt country of mine that i know very well. In South Africa, Bostwana, they can manage "NOT" in cameroon.

Akonji Ambo

I am horrified to read some of the comments posted here.Even in the most advanced nations media power could be partisan.Anyone heard of Rupert Murdoch ? A media mongul and a heavy weight in influencing who becomes PM in the UK,Australia etc. STV may not be out to support our darling SDF or the CPDM. What I like about this is the fact that we have a challenge for CRTV, we have an opportunity to create competition in the Visual sector,we have an opportunity to have valuable products as a result of such competition. STV is private investment and they know better what to do to attract customer and customer retention. They are not investing huge sums of money to alienate viewers and please the authorities for the authorities are neither sharholders nor administrators of STV. This is a private invetsment that will kick start a sector that has for too long been run by one Company.The jobs it creates, the opportunity of choice for viewers and the secondary effects of financial investements in Cameroon is definately the reasons why i will shame the critics who shout out yet exhibiting their lack of vision and sense of judgement.STV is a welcomed initiative.I live in the UK where competition between the media houses is leading to better products for the viewers. Viewers in Cameroon will soon have a choice and that is what is important, so I welcome STV and wish them well. STV is a business and STV knows best what how to run their service to be the TV of choice to Cameroonians.

Emah   Stanley

When Bitterness and envy takes control of us, we tend not to see good in any thing worthwhile. This can actually be catastrophic as is the case very too often.

Where sweden or any other developed country now fines her self today, they didn't get there by the snap of fingers. It takes you and me and others to make this total overhaule of the system to make a dream come true.

If We Cameroonians, had a better alternative, we could have taken it, we had a chance but we lost it. We lost it not because we couldn't win , but because we have this kind of bitterness and envy rooted in us. I am not partisan and wish not to in this write up.

Let's encourage those who strive to make things happen.

Stanley
Umeå(sweden)

Nkongho Charles

I don’t intend to write a lot because everything has been said. I just want to add that those who exhibit so much bitterness, anger and ignorance should know that we can only read what they think because the country is moving forward. Hence they have the freedom to speak. Most people who are so negative about everything always have no solutions to our problems and I am glad that the majority of Cameroonians know that. We should all encourage any progress in the country even if that progress is by our foes.

eddie Murphy

Yes it is true that cameroonians like criticising others without coming out with alternatives. For long people have been forced into watching CRTV and their general supervisor, without complaints. Now there is an organisation that used to sell their very interesting documentaries to the CRTV, ready to give Cameroonians that alternative and who have decided to map a new media landscape in cameroon yet some of you who claim to have been in europe for decades are making noice and criticising. What have you done for cameroon to pave a way forward? you are the type of people who just want to be heard and perpetual critics. Some of you end up criticising even yourselves and your ideas because you lack objectivity.
STV for a while were beaming pictures but only when you have their digital system but today we are having it at our homes with good pictures and programs about the country side. What do some cameroonians want. Some of you are more corrupt than what you are thinking about our country. may God bless cameroon and STV
Murphy

felix mailiy

It is indeed great news for the people of Cameroon.The efforts of these gentlemen should really be congratulated.I personally thank them for the great challenge.Keep up Guys and more grease to your elbows!!

felix Mailiy wanyu
(MA-Management-Southampton,UK)
MBA student

Justice for all

DEAR JOHNSON, WE REMEMBER YOU AT THIS CHRISTMAS TIME WITH PRAYERS FOR YOU
AND YOUR FAMILY WHO ARE SPENDING CHRISTMAS AWAY FROM YOU BECAUSE OF THE
INJUSTICES IN CAMEROON. WE PRAY THAT GOD ALMIGHTY WHO HAS WITNESS EVERY
INCIDENTS WILL NOT ONLY PROVE YOU INNOCENT BUT BRING THE GUILTY TO JUSTICE.
HAVE CONFIDENT IN GOD AND HE WILL PROTECT AND DELI EVE YOU AND KEEP YOUR
FAMILY SAVE DURING THIS CHRISTMAS AND YEAR NEW PERIOD.
MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE HOLD WITH JOY, HAPPINESS, AND GOOD
HEALTH. MAY YOU ALWAYS GAIN FAVOUR FROM OUR FATHER ABOVE. GOD BLESS YOU

caroline zoh akiy

FOR A WHILE IN CAMEROON THERE WAS NO POINT IN STUDYING JOURNALISM BECAUSE EMPLOYMENT AT ANY CRTV OFFICES WAS FOR THOSE WHO HAD FAMILY OR FRIENDS WORKING IN THE CIRCLE. I THANK GOD FOR STV, EMPLOYING YOUNG GRADUATES AND GIVING THEM HOPE IN A SLIGHTLY HOPELESS ENVIRONMENT. I DO NOT CARE ABOUT WHAT YOUR INTENTIONS ARE, OR WHO YOU SERVE, IF YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF FEW CAMEROONIANS, I WILL PRAY TO GOD TO BLESS ALL YOUR ENDEAVOURS AND ENSURE YOUR PROSPERITY. THANK YOU FOR FEEDING LOTS OF CAMEROONIANS.

CAROLINE
Johannesburg, South Africa

yaya

Like the sying goes, "A prophet is never recoignised in his home town". You have done and you still continue to do such a wanderful job. Critics are always bound to exist and they make you stronger if not better.The world is such a fast growing place, cameroon inclusive, i suppose and the media sector as well.So we better let go of our conservative tendencies and embrace diversification,expansionism and development and not be condemned with our stereotype ideas.Guys thanks for providing our fellow cameroonians with jobs and with a choice of Tv stations and for making cameroon a better place to live in.Keep up with the good work and wish you every sucess.
Yaya, London

Pasco

I've read most of the comments and as a Cameroonian living in the USA I embrass the idea of the Spectrum group. Africa in general and Cameroon in particular are in need of exposure or Lobbying via public media. I live in Virginia/USA and was happy to know that the Telesud is present in my area. I subscribed and since then, I am enjoying African programs daily. There is more to do obviously such as live newsfeeds and live sport events. I agree that the Spectrum group is in Cameroon for business and should not mingle with politics. They should remain "apolitique" as long as the "west wind" will permit it.
Needless to say, brothers of Africa, stop the negative vibes and let follow what people from other continents such Asia (Chinese, Indian, etc), Middle-East are doing to improve the image of their people.
The image of "beggars" and "suffering" are the dominant impressions of African as seen by non-African (such as European, American etc). We should change this. The G8 should not only irradicate the debt of all African countries but help promote a better image of Africa. In the civilized society, Image matters a lot.
I believe that the Spectrum group and Telesud will share my views and work in this direction: Show Africa as a great place to live and do business. Forget these fools in power (politicians).
I praise STV to keep up the good work.

Endale

what is STV taking to satellite? is it their untimely fake programmes, fake weather forcasts, fake news casts with very old stories that had been copied from CNN days before or their unhumorous fun slots!

o please! a TV station is not built in one they! let STV1 & 2 go back to the drawing board!

there is much in cameroon to show to the world than Nigerian movies and Foreign news!

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