Gambia: Lecturer Charged With ‘Inciting Violence’ Over Political Analysis

31 Jan

Rights activists have condemned Ceesay’s arrest and detention and have called for his immediate and unconditional release. (Photo taken from Facebook)

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GPU Calls on PURA to Dismiss SIC’s Petition on granting of TV License to Ahmadiya Muslim Jammat

31 Jan

Press Release

Fajara: Jan. 31: The Gambia Press Union (GPU) is calling on the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to dismiss the petition submitted by the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) against the application for Television Broadcasting License by the Ahmadiya Muslim Jammat.

As the Authority mandated to regulate the broadcasting industry, PURA is required by Section 230 (5) of the Information and Communication (Amendment) Act 2013 to publish applications received in relation to Television Broadcasting License.  Continue reading

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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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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West Africa is a gold field for cyber criminals – Report

20 Jul

West Africa’s finance sector most vulnerable to cyber attack, says new report (Photo Credit: Mantle Thought)

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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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