The Missions Tribune was birthed to provide additional coverage on issues that are sometimes under-reported, unfairly reported, or in some cases just completely ignored by the main stream media.
In a world that is in turmoil, domestic and foreign, a place where every minute someone is in despair, grieving the loss of a sibling that has died in the opiate wars, battling against hunger for their very lives, walking into an orphanage after the loss of parents, hiding from enemy soldiers, struggling in a prison with a sentence that is far past the crime, a homeless family struggling in a tent without food, an immigrant that is working by day and hiding by night and many other hardships, we felt it necessary to tell the world about what is happening.
With a goal of providing mission and humanitarian news and to become the voice of those oppressed The Missions Tribune has picked up the banner and hopes to lead the way into dark corners that many readers have never even seen.
It is an opportunity to go to the story – foreign and domestic and give a third-party account of the mission. It puts our reporters in places that others papers don’t want to cover. It is our mandate to report from the scene no matter what the risk in order to provide information to readers about the missions that they support or maybe never even heard of. It will be a voice for the common man, the voiceless, those oppressed and the least, the lost and the forgotten.
It is an opportunity to hold up the ideals of the ‘Forth Estate’.
The Missions Tribune is not affiliated with any single religion or political party.
We value your trust. You can count on us to bring you the "news that matters".
Herbert Boh is a Cameroonian born journalist. His 34-year journalism, public relations, and communications career include jobs as Reporter, Assignment Editor, Sports Editor, and Political Affairs Editor at Cameroon's Radio and Television Corporation (CRTV). He is the founder of Cameroon's first weekly news magazine, Newswatch and served as the Managing Editor of Cameroon's leading French-language newspaper, La Nouvelle Expression. He has also served as a correspondent for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the French News Agency (AFP) and the pan-African Gabon-based French-language radio station, Africa Number One. He is a democracy, human rights, and press freedom activist. He is former Secretary General of the Union of Cameroon Journalists. His public relations and communications jobs have been as Communications Officer for the United Nations and as Senior Communications Officer 12 years for the World Bank Group. Since retiring early from the World Bank Group two years ago, he has focused on campaigning for press freedom, human rights and democracy in Africa. He speaks four languages.
Jeff McCoy has a Wall Street background where he worked as a stockbroker. He passed his Investment Advisors Law Exam and also worked in Los Angeles in the movie industry.
He traded all of that in and has spent years writing for the voiceless. With domestic and overseas experience he has seen some of the worst types of news. Getting in close, living with immigrants and the homeless, working on political campaign trails, working in dangerous areas interviewing drug dealers and covering human trafficking has placed him in a unique position to learn about the people that he writes about.
Now working with the dedicated staff and writers at The Missions Tribune and Africa Freedom Network where he has worked as a producer on the Ambazonia Calling show he seeks each opportunity to bring the issues to the forefront of the least, the lost and the forgotten.
Merkebu is stationed in Africa. Filing where he can find a hotspot Internet connection, risking his life for the story, working in tough conditions is not a problem for this man. He gets the story for you. We may not always be able to make contact but we know that he is on the job and a story will be filed as soon as he can reconnect with the rest of the world.
Rachel doesn't just know health and food she lives it. Her passion is overwhelming and that spills over into every edition of The Missions Tribune. Healthy foods, healthy lifestyles are just up her alley. She finds natural medicines for daily living, great recipes (that she prepares) and then fills her section of the paper with facts and fun that you will love.
Angel does the heavy lifting when it comes to checking and double checking the facts. She is also the first one that reporters turn to to find information that may be hidden deep in a server in some far off, long forgotten place.
She makes sure that the news we provide to you are facts and not fake. This takes a lot of time and phone calls but she never fails us - or you!
Joe is the publisher and Compass Free Press, a sister company to The Missions Tribune. He manages a stable of talented writers seven days a week. Joe has been a very large asset to The Missions Tribune loaning talent, reporters and funds to keep both publications up and running.
He has set a mandate that stories be written fairly and without bias and that some of the news be about those that are struggling. A crusader at heart he seeks justice daily in an unjust world.