Name: Gideon Tehwui Lambiv
Organisation: University of Yaounde II, School of Mass Communication (ASMAC)
Role: Lecturer, Researcher, Communications Consultant and Journalist
I am a professional journalist/communications consultant and have worked for the print and broadcast media as well as other organisations in Cameroon and abroad for over fifteen years. In my career as a journalist, I have had to work all along under pressure – delivering high quality results within tight deadlines. I have learnt how to communicate in a concise, clear and correct manner. Beginning as a political affairs correspondent, I worked in one of the most sensitive desks at the Cameroon Radio Television, covering and reporting on delicate national and international issues in a manner that satisfied both my corporation and the audience. In the process, I have established a rich network of contacts and resource persons. Before I left for further studies in the UK in 2002, I was the Deputy Editor in Chief for News Magazines and Features at the Cameroon Radio Television, a position that I maintained after returning to the Country. In this position, I did not only perform more delicate editorial and journalistic duties, but also, some administration and management – coordinating the work of a team of journalists and technicians. I anchored a high profile news magazine, “Cameroon Calling” broadcast on CRTV – Radio, in which I handled in an in-depth manner, a wide range of issues on the economy, politics, health, environment, sports, etc. In this capacity, I acquired a thorough understanding of issues relating to universal access to information and knowledge and fostering a pluralistic, free and independent media Africa and beyond. Given my experience and academic background, I have been helping in the training of future journalists by teaching at the University of Yaounde’s School of Mass Communication. I have also offered consultancy services in communications to a number of organizations including UNESCO, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Red Cross and the African Development Bank. My professional capabilities have been enhanced by a mastery of two languages (English and French) and an advanced use of the computer.