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Gambia Press Union (GPU) Statement on Press Freedom Situation During 2016 Presidential Election

14 Dec
GPU SG Saikou Jammeh Wednesday said the Union condemns, in the strongest terms, the arrest and detention of media practitioners during the elections. (Photo Credit: MSJoof/FPI/Dec2016)

GPU SG Saikou Jammeh Wednesday said the Union condemns in the strongest terms the arrest and detention of media practitioners during the elections. (Photo Credit: MSJoof/FPI/Dec2016)

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NIA Harass Reuters Journalists Covering Gambia Election

2 Dec
Mané and Gouegnon had been preparing to send a report on Jammeh’s voting in Banjul and the election process via the satellite. (Photo Credit: MSJoof/FPI/Dec2016)

Mane and Gouegnon had been preparing to send a report on Jammeh’s voting in Banjul and the election process via the satellite. Photo shows voters at Serekunda Lower Basic School (Photo Credit: MSJoof/FPI/Dec2016)

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ALERT: Daily Observer Editor Sacked, Passport Seized

23 Jan
Last year, journalist Fadera was appointed deputy editor-in-chief of the Daily Observer. (Photo Credit: Fadera/Facebook)
Cropped photo shows journalist Fadera who was appointed deputy editor-in-chief of the Daily Observer last year. (Photo Credit: Fadera/Facebook)

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Journalist Jobe maintains ‘not guilty plea’

16 May
Deutsch: Straße in Banjul

Deutsch: Straße in Banjul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gambian journalist Alagie Jobe on Tuesday maintained his “not guilty plea” when he first appeared before the High Court in Banjul, the capital – where his was mentioned on May 14, 2013.

Previously presided over by the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, the trial against the Deputy Editor-In-Chief of the Daily Observer and his co-accused Mbye Bittaye, an employee of the mobile telephnoy company, Africell, was transferred to the Special Criminal Division of the High Court last week.

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Trial against Gambian journalist rescheduled

24 Apr
Daily Observer Editor Alagie Jobe has been in State custody since his arrest in February 2013

Daily Observer Editor Alagie Jobe has been in State custody since his arrest in February 2013

Denied Bail Once More

By Modou S. Joof

A criminal trial brought against the Deputy Editor-In-Chief of the Daily Observer, Alagie Jobe which was due to continue on April 22, 2013 has been moved to April 30.

The trial suffered setback after the Kanifing Magistrates Court was told the first prosecution witness Jawor Darboe is out of jurisdiction.

Alagie Jobe is facing seven criminal charges, the most serious of which, is sedition.

He is being tried alongside Mbaye Bittaye, an employee of the mobile telephony company, Africell, who is charged with “unlawful inquiries relating to possibility of forgery”. Both have pleaded their innocence since March 12 this year when they first appeared at the lower court.

On Tuesday, Magistrate Hilary Abeke, presiding, adjourned the trial till April 30.

He had earlier questioned the whereabouts of Alagie Jobe who was conspicuously absent in Court. However, Jobe’s defence counsel Ebrima Jah referred Magistrate Abeke to the state counsel, A.M. Yusuf. Continue reading

More charges against Daily Observer editor

11 Apr

 

Daily Observer Editor Alagie Jobe has been in State custody since his arrest in February 2013

Daily Observer Editor Alagie Jobe has been in State custody since his arrest in February 2013

By Modou S. Joof

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Daily Observer: Two staffers released, one in custody

16 Feb
Assan Sallah, Daily Observer news editor and former YJAG President was detained overnight before released on bail (Photo credit: The North Bank Evening Standard)

Assan Sallah, Daily Observer news editor and former YJAG President was detained overnight before released on bail (Photo credit: The North Bank Evening Standard)

By Modou S. Joof & Demba Kandeh

FPI has gathered that three staffers of the Daily Observer, Gambia’s biggest newspaper, were arrested and detained by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) last week.

The three are Alhagie Jobe, Editor-In-Chief, Assan Sallah, a news editor and Madikhan Jobarteh, who works at the production department of the paper.

Mr Jobe and Mr Jobarteh were reportedly arrested by the NIA on Thursday 7 February 2013. Whereas Jobarteh was released on bail later the same day but Jobe is still believed to be held at the NIA headquarters in Banjul. A source told FPI “no conditions are attached to Jobarteh’s release”. Continue reading

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