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Christian Locka

Video journalist/Investigative reporter
Douala, Cameroon Cameroon
Available for Freelance
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I am an investigative reporter, video journalist and filmmaking enthusiast, available for documentary films on Central and West Africa.


Christian Locka, is a multiple award winning investigative reporter of Cameroon nationality who exposes corruption, illicit finances, human rights abuses, and organized crime for a couple of years now. His work has appeared in publications such as 100 Reporters, Washington times, public radio international, Usa Today. Locka is a former fellow of the Fund for Investigative Journalism(FIJ), the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), the Pulitzer center Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN). Since 2019, he is the founder and CEO of the MUSEBA project, a training and reporting news organization in central Africa. MUSEBA is a member of the Global Investigative Journalism network(GIJN).

Featured Work

Main basse sur le bois

Many of the millions of cubic metres of timber and timber products that Cameroon exports every year to Europe, Asia and even America come from illegal forestry operations that destroy the environment, adversely affect the livelihoods of local people and cost the state around CFA 7 billion a year. In 2010, the government and the European Union signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT VPA), one of the requirements of which was the introduction of a timber traceability tool. Why, nine years later, after disbursing more than CFA 2 billion to foreign and local consultancies, does the country still not have a timber traceability tool? Why has the procurement process been tainted by suspicions of corruption and forgery? What roles did the local delegation of the European Union and the German Development Bank (KFW), two partners in the project, play in the conspiracy and the refusal to pay? From the forest to the hushed offices, this video reveals the secrets of the botched traceability project, as well as the damage caused by illegal timber, which accounts for around 40% of the volumes exported.

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