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Mourning Dictator’s Departure: Tears drop at airport as Jammeh leaves for E. Guinea

23 Jan
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With each step Jammeh took towards the door of the aircraft, his supporters, airport authorities and his protocol, wept heavily. (Photo Credit: LJahateh/FPI/Jan2017)

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Leave Newsrooms To Journalists: Special Rapporteur Tells Politicians

3 May
Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Pansy Tlakula (Photo Credit: MSJoof/FPI)

Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Pansy Tlakula (Photo Credit: MSJoof/FPI)

The Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa has told politicians to get out of the newsrooms and allow journalists to do their work.

“We call on politicians to leave the newsrooms and allow journalists to do their work according to the code of conduct. Journalists should also stay away from politics,” Commissioner Pansy Tlakula said on Sunday.

The media must ensure the highest level of responsibility of professional ethics, she said in Banjul during a World Press Freedom Day event organised by the Gambia Press Union, UNESCO and the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner on May 3, 2015. Continue reading

Confrontation Does Not Work: Pansy Tlakula Tells GPU To Dialogue With Government

3 May
Local journalists attend event marking World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2015 (Photo Credit; MSJoof/FPI)

Local journalists attend event marking World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2015 (Photo Credit; MSJoof/FPI)

The Gambia Press Union (GPU) should engage The Gambia government in dialogue on its advocacy for press freedom and freedom of expression, according to the African Commission’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information.

“You should change your strategy by engaging in dialogue with the government because confrontation does not work,” Commissioner Pansy Tlakula said in Banjul at an event marking World Press Freedom Day organised by the GPU, UNESCO and the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner on May 3, 2015. Continue reading

The Gambia Excoriates Britain

6 May

Says former colonial master lacks “moral authority” to dictate “moral standards” to former colonies. 

The Gambia Government said it considers the FCO report an insult to sovereignty, dignity, culture and or religion “for an agenda imposed by foreign interests that will …. turn The Gambia, a Muslim country, into a sinful, abominable and disobedient country by allowing values that are of the greatest threat to human existence” such as homosexuality. (Photo Credit: SEYLLOU/AFP/2011)

The Gambia Government said it considers the FCO report an insult to sovereignty, dignity, culture and or religion “for an agenda imposed by foreign interests that will …. turn The Gambia, a Muslim country, into a sinful, abominable and disobedient country by allowing values that are of the greatest threat to human existence” such as homosexuality. (Photo Credit: SEYLLOU/AFP/2011)

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