WBEZ | journalist http://www.wbez.org/tags/journalist Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Cameroon journalist advocates for freedoms in her country http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-04/cameroon-journalist-advocates-freedoms-her-country-84701 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-04/henriette_ekwe_michelle_obama_hillary_clinton_ns_600.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Henriette Ekwe Ebongo is regarded as one of the most influential female journalists in Cameroon. She’s spent a lifetime advancing press freedom, human rights, freedom of expression, good governance and gender equality. Henriette recently received the <a href="http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2011/03/157710.htm" target="_blank">2011 International Women of Courage Award</a> from the U.S. State Department.</p><p>Ekwe has many admirers, but she remains a thorn in the side of Cameroon president Paul Biya's regime. We spoke to Henriette about her work while she was in town as a guest of <a href="http://www.worldchicago.org" target="_blank">WorldChicago</a>, a not-for-profit dedicated to citizen diplomacy.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 04 Apr 2011 16:04:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-04/cameroon-journalist-advocates-freedoms-her-country-84701