ABSTRACT The report of the magistrate profession to that of a journalist in Cameroon can be studied from the
perspective both of the sociology of professions and sociology of the conflict; the actors, who belong
to different territories, are usually against the quality, legitimacy and competence required to
deal with media information, and judicial control, individual freedom. This relationship is mainly
studied in this research in terms of symbolic interactionism, to emphasize first of all on the importance
that judges and journalists themselves give to their profession and secondly on the rationality
of their game in the construction and the demarcation of their respective territories. This
article is a contribution to the study of the discourse of these two groups of professionals who
compete with each other.
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Nguegan, J.-F., & Essono, T. (2015) An Ethnomethodological Perspective on the Conflict between Magistrates and Journalists in Cameroon. Advances in Journalism and Communication, 3, 115-122. doi: 10.4236/ajc.2015.34013.
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