Cameroon – The Scoop Awards: Doh Bertrand Nua crowned 'best young print journalist’

Par Atia T. AZOHNWI | Cameroon-Info.Net
Buea - 06-May-2021 - 12h52   1219                      
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Mr. Doh Bertrand Nua, Coordinating Editor of The Median Newspaper has received “The 2020 Best Young Print Journalist Award”.

The award committee of The Scoop Media Group honored Mr. Doh at WDC Hotel Buea on May 3, 2021.

The Scoop Media Award recognized the outstanding journalism prowess of Mr. Doh as part of the 2021 World Press Freedom Day commemoration.

Why Doh Bertrand Nua was awarded

Doh Bertrand Nua is a certified journalist with a penchant for investigative journalism. The certified fact-checker who currently serves as Coordinating Editor of the authoritative bi-weekly newspaper, The Median, hails from Santa Sub-division, Mezam Division of the Northwest Region.

Though born in Baligham, Doh, who doubles as the Center, South and East regional correspondent of renowned Douala-based Balafon Media Group, has spent a greater part of his life in Bamenda where he completed basic education and Kumba where he did secondary and high school studies. 

Doh's journalism story started in 2013 when he got admission into the University of Buea's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, JMC, and graduated with distinction as Best Student in 2016.

While still in training, Doh started professional voluntary service at the sports desk of the Christian Broadcasting Service (CBS) Radio in 2015, at the same time he held the post of Sports / News Producer at the University teaching radio, Chariot FM. His mastery of sports got him a part-time job the same year at the Word Empowerment Radio Buea where he distinguished himself as a sports presenter.

After graduation, the JMC alumnus immediately embarked on his career at the Lake Site Radio, Kumba. From there, he moved to Bamenda as one of the pioneer broadcasters at the newly created Mediafrique Radio.

He and others successfully implanted the baby radio within the Bamenda media landscape before returning to Kumba to continue with The Median Newspaper as a reporter in 2017, a position he held in 2016 before heading to Bamenda.

While in Kumba as Bureau Chief of The Median, Doh also picked a broadcast job with Ocean City Radio. He equally had a stint with Limbe-based The Info newspaper, Kumba-based The Scoop Media Group as a stringer. He also had a stint with Equinoxe TV / Radio as well as put in three years as an office assistant at the Meme branch of state-run national bilingual tabloid, Cameroon Tribune.

In January 2019, the young journalist with slightly over six years of experience was appointed Coordinating Editor of The Median after four successful years as reporter and Kumba Bureau Chief based on his unmatched contributions to the growth of the paper.

Aside from his job at The Median and Balafon, Doh who is also a researcher has contributed to many other newspapers, magazines, and online publications in Cameroon. He is also the founder and editor of one of the fastest-growing online publications in Cameroon, Cameroon Express Info.

The former Secretary-General of the Association of Student Journalists in the University of Buea (ASJUB), current Public Relations Officer of the Cameroon Community Media Network, Yaounde Chapter, and member of the Yaounde chapter of the Cameroon Association of English-speaking Journalists, CAMASEJ has made hard work, dedication, integrity, and passion his hallmark within the slippery media landscape.

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Atia T. AZOHNWI
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