Tag Archives: Press Freedom

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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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 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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