IN PICTURES: World Press Freedom Day 2013

6 May

MESSAGE: Reform Media Laws! (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

Freelance journalist Ebrima Bah (in black) interacts with students of GPU Journalism School before the procession (Photo credit MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

Freelance journalist Ebrima Bah (in black) interacts with students of GPU Journalism School before the procession (Photo credit MSJoof/Globe/FPI)
Journalists’ line-up for the procession (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

Journalists’ line-up for the procession (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

FPI's Modou S. Joof and Lamin Jahateh (left) join the procession (Photo Credit: Sang Mendy)

MESSAGE: Protect Journalists, Promote Professionalism, Support Media Development (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

L-R: Freelance journalist Saloum Sheriff Janko, Editor of The Daily News Saikou Jammeh, and Gambia Affairs Publisher Saikou Ceesay were there (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

L-R: Freelance journalist Saloum Sheriff Janko, Editor of The Daily News (closed) Saikou Jammeh, and Gambia Affairs Publisher Saikou Ceesay were there (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)
This is historic, says FPI's Lamin Jahateh - setting his camera. Here he ensured the procession is documented by Globe (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

This is historic, says FPI’s Lamin Jahateh – setting his camera. Here he ensured the procession is documented by Globe (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

Near Left: Daily Observer Proof Reader Olisah Sunday and freelance journalist Ebrima Bah – Center: Publisher of The Standard Newspaper Sheriff Bojang interacts with GPU 1st Vice President Baboucarr Ceesay during the procession (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

Near Left: Daily Observer Proof Reader Olisah Sunday and freelance journalist Ebrima Bah – Center: Publisher of The Standard Newspaper (closed) Sheriff Bojang interacts with GPU 1st Vice President Baboucarr Ceesay during the procession (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

MESSAGE: Free Press Enhances National Development (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

MESSAGE: Free Press Enhances National Development (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

Near Right: Globe’s Haddija Jawara posting on social media about the procession - with GPU School of Journalism student Binta Ceesay (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

Near Right: Globe’s Haddija Jawara posting on social media about the procession – with GPU School of Journalism student Binta Ceesay (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

The Managing Editor of Foroyaa Newspaper Sam Sarr chanting Free Speech! Free Pression! (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

The Managing Editor of Foroyaa Newspaper Sam Sarr chanting Free Speech! Free Pression! (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

Freelance journalist Ebrima Bah (in cap, left) also played a crucial photography role (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

Freelance journalist Ebrima Bah (in cap, left) also played a crucial photography role (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

He’s wearing many caps: YJAG President, News Editor at The Voice, News Editor at Front Page International (FPI) and Publisher of The North Bank Evening Standard (TNBES), Modou S. Joof was there. (Photo Credit: L. Jahateh/Globe/FPI)

He’s wearing many caps: YJAG President, News Editor at The Voice, News Editor at Front Page International (FPI) and Publisher of The North Bank Evening Standard (TNBES), Modou S. Joof was there. (Photo Credit: L. Jahateh/Globe/FPI)

MESSAGE: Protect Journalists, Promote Professionalism, Support Media Development (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

MESSAGE: Protect Journalists, Promote Professionalism, Support Media Development (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

The Procession in progress amid chanting: Free Speech! Free Press! (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

The Procession in progress amid chanting: Free Speech! Free Press! (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

MINUTE SILENCE:  L-R: Information Minister Nana Grey Johnson, Programme Manager OF TANGO Madi Jobarteh, TANGO Director Ousman Yarboe, GPU Secretary General Gibairu Janneh – observe minute silence in honour journalists killed in line of duty (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

MINUTE SILENCE: L-R: Information Minister Nana Grey Johnson, Programme Manager OF TANGO Madi Jobarteh, TANGO Director Ousman Yarboe, GPU Secretary General Gibairu Janneh – observe minute silence in honour journalists killed in line of duty (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

MINUTE SILENCE: PPP leader OJ, a representative of US Embassy, British High Commissioner David Morely far right – among gathering - observe minute silence in honour journalists killed in line of duty (PC MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

MINUTE SILENCE: PPP leader OJ, a representative of US Embassy, British High Commissioner David Morely far right – among gathering – observe minute silence in honour journalists killed in line of duty (PC MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

20 Nana Grey Johnson blames media for reporting negatively on The Gambia,which is depriving country of investors, fails to discuss draonian ml, closure of media houses, need for FoI Law (Photo Cre MSJoo

Information Minister Nana Grey Johnson blames media for reporting negatively on The Gambia, which is according to him, is depriving country of investors, fails to discuss draconian media laws, closure of media houses, and need for freedom of information law – but says his Ministry hopes “to forge a dependable and credible Government- Media partnership” (Photo Credit: MSJoof/Globe/FPI)

  • Read all stories about World Press Freedom Day on FPI Below:

Journalists re-enforce call for freedom of expression in Gambia

Minister looks forward to ‘credible’ Government-Media partnership

CPJ tells AU chairperson to uphold press freedom

Pess Union’s policy dialogue to analyse media situation in The Gambia

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