LIBERIA: Pres. Weah Signs Law Decriminalising Libel

7 Mar

Journalists and media houses in Liberia “have suffered crippling fines, arbitrary closures or long custodial sentences for publishing information deemed defamatory, according to MFWA (Photo Credit: Frontpage Africa).

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GAMBIA UPDATE: Government Yet to Pay Compensation to Four Journalists

14 Feb

 

[The] ECOWAS [Court] found that Gambia’s laws criminalizing speech and its treatment of four journalists during their arrest violated their rights, a statement by the Media Legal Defence Initiative said. Photo Credit: Modou S. Joof/FPI

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GAMBIA: Justice Minister Threatens Journalists, Activists With Court Action

17 Oct
Abubacarr Marie Tambadou, Gambia's Minister of Justice

The false publication law is broad and can also be applied to ordinary citizens.

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Police open official investigation into alleged assault on EyeAfrica journalist

26 Sep
EyeAfrica TV Cameraman Assaulted

An officer of the Police Intervention Unit, an anti-riot squad notorious for assaults on journalists and Gambian citizens, reportedly slapped Eye Africa TV’s Bubacarr Manga (pictured) on Sunday while filming a meeting organised by a group of teachers in Abuko (Photo Credit: EyeAfrica TV)

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GPU demands thorough investigation into assault on Eye Africa journalist

25 Sep

An officer of the Police Intervention Unit, an anti-riot squad notorious for assaults on journalists and Gambian citizens, reportedly slapped Eye Africa TV’s Bubacarr Manga (pictured) on Sunday while he filmed a meeting organised by a group of teachers [on a sit-down strike] in Abuko (Photo Credit: Eye Africa TV)

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Gambia Holds First Internet Governance Forum In Post-Dictatorship Era

4 Jul
GIGF 3 Participants - EyeAfrica png

“Due to the restrictive nature of the former regime, the National IGF was halted after its 3rd edition,” Beran D. Gillen of the Information Technology Association of The Gambia (ITAG) said during Wednesday’s opening. Photo Credit: Lamin Kanteh/EyeAfrica TV

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Gambian police release journalist beaten, arrested at protest

19 Jun

Bojang was reportedly ‘beaten and seriously injured in the head’ when police started firing live rounds at peaceful protesters which left at least two death and eighteen injured on Monday (Photo taken from Kibaaro News)

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