Award-winning Gambian Journalist Attends 2017 Master Class in South Africa

29 Mar

Joof conducting interviews at Nema project-supported rice fields in Pakalinding, Lower River Region (Photo Credit: Mamadou Edrisa Njie/Facebook/March 2017)

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FPI’s Demba Kandeh to Speak on ‘Newest Trends on Censorship, Surveillance and Activism’ at 2017 RightsCon

29 Mar

He will talk about The Gambia’s case of protests, internet shutdowns and the eventual change in power (Photo Credit: M.S.Joof/FPI/December 2012)

By Modou S. Joof

Front Page International’s editor-in-chief, Demba Kandeh, is among seven renowned speakers at the 2017 RightsCon to be held in the Belgian capital, Brussels from 29-31 March.

Kandeh will be teaming up with speakers from Freedom House, Paradigm Initiative, Facebook, and Digital Rights Foundation at the Crowne Plaza in Brussels where discussions will focus on the “newest trends in censorship, surveillance, and activism.” Continue reading

Timing of President Barrow’s ‘Thank You Tour’ Not Ideal

23 Mar

It is a waste of public resources, writes FPI Editor Demba Kandeh.

“It is political hypocrisy of the highest order to condemn Jammeh for bad governance only for you to embark on his terrible projects,” writes author (Photo Credit: S.Ceesay/Dec 2016)

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DEAL: UTG Staff End Strike After 10 Days

10 Mar

The parties reached a deal, which the UTGFSA called “satisfactory” to end the strike that has seen the beginning of the second semester disrupted. The lectures are to resume on Monday March 13 (Photo Credit: M.S.Joof/FPI/Feb 2017)

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GPU Urges President Barrow to Practice What He Preach

8 Mar

President Adama Barrow has repeatedly reassured journalists and the public his government will promote and protect press freedom and freedom of expression (Photo Credit: M.S.Joof/FPI/Feb 2017)

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YJAG Condemns Attack on Journalist, Calls for Media Boycott

7 Mar

The supporters of UDP, NRP, and GMC used vulgar terms against the journalist during the press conference in the presence of their party leaders, and after the press conference, they physically assaulted the journalist (Photo Credit: Kassim Oscar, Star FM)

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Hamat Bah ‘Harass’ Journalist At Press Conference

7 Mar

Local journalists who witnessed the event told FPI that Bah’s clap was meant to “harass the journalist.” (Photo Credit: SoutAfrica, 2011)

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