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Tributes to Sam-Nuvala Fonkem

Tribute To Papa Sam

Sam’s main contribution to Cameroon and its journalism was his refusal to be intimidated and his refusal to become a praise singer of Governments which he found to be corrupt, unjust, and tyrannical. He rejected sycophantic journalism and he believed a journalist’s profession must have a powerful impact on his community and their rulers. A microphone cannot be censored ...Full Article

Uncle Sam Was A Deep Family Man

There are a lot of words that can be used to describe my uncle Mr. Sam-Nuvala Fonkem. I’ve heard the words myself being around people that have lived, or ...Full Article

O’Sam Was Loyal, Supportive Of His Friends To A Fault

It was with shock and immense sadness that Jacquie and I learnt of the passing of a special friend.In his last email mail to me dated September 30th, 2015, ...Full Article

The Dimming Lights, The Fallen Curtains

By Peter Essoka The theatre of life is so huge; each one of us is like a speck in the attending audience. We may not be the best players ...Full Article

Snippets Of My Time With O’Sam

By George Ngwa Today, the fraternity of English speaking journalists join the family of Michael Sam-Nuvala Fonkem (aka O’Sam) in paying tribute to this legendary journalist and news anchor, ...Full Article

To You in Heaven: A Missive to Old Sam

By Eric Chinje There are no tears in heaven, I believe.  My friend, brotherand erstwhile colleague: you are certainly in a better place now than the one you left ...Full Article

Sam-NuvallaFonkem as I knew Him

By Tatah Mentan Sam-NuvallaFonkem is our fallen media icon who leaves us with his enduring words that “it is incumbent on (journalists) and no one else to stand at ...Full Article

Sam-Nuvala Fonkem: One of Cameroon’s Foremost Incisive Journalists

By Francis B. Nyamnjoh Michael Sam-NuvalaFonkem was born January 28, 1953. He passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Fonkem was an accomplished journalist who had practiced uninterrupted, since ...Full Article

O’Sam Lives Forever

By Chief Charles A. Taku* In his very last email to me on the 24/06/ 2014 at 6: 45 am, O’Sam signed off with a tribute to our favoured ...Full Article

Sam-Nuvala Fonkem And The Foot-Prints of An Exceptional Era Of Journalism In Cameroon

I usually shun hyperbole in speech and writing, but I can state that by ensuring the legacy for posterity of Cameroon Report (Cameroon Calling), Sam-Nuvala Fonkem placed indelible foot-prints ...Full Article
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