While the Confederation of African Football has awarded accreditation to journalists for the media coverage of the female AFCON 2016, which will kick off Saturday November 19th, the presidential security service is now forcing all CAF accredited journalists to present a special badge emanating from their service to gain access to the opening matches and the final both matches which President Biya will attend.
Journalist from other countries with CAF accreditation for the tournament say the security measures is unprecedented in such circumstances.
The measure taken by the presidential security services of the 83-year-old leader, in power for 34 in power, is not shared by journalists, some of whom are considering the CAN boycott,alafnet.com gathered.
Moreover, the presidential security services, can conduct body search on accredited journalists at any time.
The measure which was announced at a press conference last Thursday has raised concerns among foreign journalists, as these measures differs greatly to those of several countries of Africa that have hosted the same Pan African sporting event.
by Elad Pride
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