Campaigns 2018-01-31T16:03:30+00:00

Campaigns

Patrice Nganang of Generation Change

Patrice Nganang of Generation Change

Campaign 2017

Bill by the United States Congress condemning the actions taken by the Government of the Republic of Cameroon against Patrice Nganang and others.

2016 – Generation Change

A social movement for change

Details:

2014 – La Maison de l’ecrivain – Yaoundé

Generation Change Headquarters

An office for the public sphere in Cameroon, through which projects are prepared:

  • Translation workshop;
  • Art, History and literature;
  • Technical writing;
  • Creative writing;
  • Conferences and concerts;
  • Campaigns for incarcerated writers, journalists and activists;
  • Awards for writers and journalists, etc.

2011 – Ongoing: Tribunal Article 53

Platform uniting more than 20 intellectuals (university professors, writers, journalists, lawyers, etc.) from around the world to campaign against impunity in Africa

www.tribunalarticle53.com

  • Rewriting of Paragraph 53 of the Cameroonian constitution, and introduction of the law through parliament
  • Introduction of a lawsuit against Paul Biya at the Cameroonian High Court of Justice
  • Creation of a Bibi Ngota Award for Journalism against Impunity in Africa: jury made of six professional and highly respected journalists based in: USA, France, Austria, Cameroon.
  • 2012: participants from Cameroon, Mauritania.
  • 2013: participants from Cameroon, the DRC, Mauritania, Senegal, Chad, Togo.
  • 2014: 4500 Euros Grant from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Bibi Ngota Award for
  • Journalism Against Impunity in Africa – The Award encourages journalists from all media, who submit features related to impunity. I am the initiator of the award
  • $1500 Personal Grant for prisoners in the New Bell jail, Douala (Cameroon)
  • Organizing press conferences, conferences, and other events in Douala, Yaoundé, Paris, etc.

2011-2015 – The Enoh Meyomesse Affair

Campaign for the liberation of incarcerated writer Enoh Meyomesse – was accused of formenting a coup d’Etat, theft, and robbery. Was sentenced to 7 years in jail by the military tribunal of Cameroon.

  • Constitution of the International Committee for the Liberation of Enoh Meyomesse (CLE): providing legal (two lawyers), medical, social and human support, through a network of around 100 people across the world
  • Support from: Avocats sans frontières, Internet sans frontières, Pen International, Pen-England, Pen-USA, Pen-
  • Austria, Freedom House, Amnesty International, Oxfam Novib, REDDHAC
  • Hellmann/Hewitt Award from Human Rights Watch for Freedom of Expression
  • Emergency Funds from Pen-England
  • Grant from Freedom House (USA)
  • Grant from Pen International
  • Oxfam Novib Award (Netherland) for Freedom of Speech for Enoh Meyomesse – Award ceremony in The Hague.
  • Fundraising from the Cameroonian Diaspora
  • Freedom to Write Project (Translation into English of Poème carcéral, as Jail Verse: Poems from Kondengui Prison); and translation into German as Gedichte des Häftlings in Kondengui.
  • Enoh Meyomesse made Honorary Member of Pen-Australia and Pen-USA
  • Considered a Prisoner of Conscience by Amnesty International
  • Support by many international writers, including Nobel Prize winner Jean Marie Le Clezio

2011 – Successfully closed: The Bertrand Teyou Affair

Campaign for the liberation of incarcerated writer Enoh Meyomesse. Was sentenced to two years in jail for a book on defamation charges. Was liberated thanks to the campaign.

  • Constitution of the Committee for the Liberation of Bertrand Teyou (Coliberte): Made of university professors, writers, artists from across the world.
  • Support from Pen International, Amnesty International
  • $2000 Grant to pay the bail from Pen International
  • $2000 Special Grant for Medical expenses from Pen International-Netherlands
  • $5000 Hellmann-Hewitt Award from Human Rights Watch for Freedom of Expression
  • 2011-2012: One-year scholarship and resident-writer at the Casa Africa in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Named Prisoner of Conscience by Amnesty International

2011-2013 – Lapiro de Mbanga

About sentenced protest singer:

  • $3000 Grant to perform at African Literature Association (ALA) conference in Charleston, SC
  • Application for honorary doctorate at Stony Brook University (not successful)

2011-2013 – Lapiro de Mbanga – about sentenced protest singer:

  • Grant to perform at African Literature Association (ALA) conference in Charleston, SC
  • Application for honorary doctorate at Stony Brook University (not successful)

2008 – Successful closed: Joe La Conscience

About sentenced protest singer.

  • Fundraising from the Cameroonian diaspora
  • He was amnestied by the president of Cameroon