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Gambia: Supreme Court Scraps Criminal Defamation, Upheld False Publication

9 May

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow got elected in 2016 on promises of press freedom, freedom of expression and respect for human rights, but after one year in office, his public ratings were low, especially on social media (Photo Credit: Modou S. Joof/TNBES/Feb 2017)

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FRONT PAGE INTERNATIONAL: ACTIVITY REPORT 2012-2018

4 May

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AFRICA: Experts Call for Replication of Nigeria’s Digital Rights Bill

25 Apr

‘This would be seen as a challenge to other African countries. It would be great for Nigeria to set a good example in this area.’

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Abuja to host Africa at the 2018 Internet Freedom Forum

24 Apr

The forum comes at an important time when many Africans fear for their freedom online, Paradigm Initiative says.

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UPDATE: ECOWAS Court delivers landmark decision in one of our strategic cases challenging the laws used to silence and intimidate journalists in the Gambia

23 Mar

[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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ECOWAS court rules Gambia violated rights of 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: Truth Commission Bill Should Ban Amnesties for Serious Crimes

12 Dec

In his 22-year grip on power, Mr. Jammeh has been accused of rights abuses and cracking down on his opponents. His supporters credit him for bringing “rapid development” especially on infrastructure. (Photo Credit: MENjie/MansaBanko)

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