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Gambia to compensate families of killed, tortured, disappeared journalists

2 Nov

‘Chief’ Ebrima Manneh, now feared death, suffered enforced disappearance in the hands of the National Intelligence Agency since July 2006 at the age of 28.

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Gambia Alert: Authorities Shutdown Media Critical of New Government

14 Jun

Some local journalists concerned with press freedom argue that the move is an assault on the media and freedom of expression. The country’s first daily since 1992 is shutdown by Gambian authorities over non-payment of tax in the region of D17 million (Photo Credit: Access Gambia).

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The Daily Observer Closure: An Assault on Press Freedom?

14 Jun

The country’s first daily since 1992 is shutdown by Gambian authorities over non-payment of tax in the region of D17 million (Photo Credit: Access Gambia).

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Sanna Camara: Returning home was exciting and somewhat surreal for me

3 May

It was touching for me as a father and husband… These are moments you wouldn’t trade for anything in life, he says (Photo Credit: Facebook/Sanna Camara)

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Aboubacarr Saidykhan: It was unbelievable to my parents when I surfaced in my neighborhood

3 May

He fled to neighbouring Senegal after reported threats to his life, but his host country imprisonment him and threatened to have him deported. In this photo, he is being interviewed by a Senego TV on the occasion of Gambia’s independence anniversary (Photo Credit: M.S.Joof/FPI/Feb 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

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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