Tag Archives: Violation of press freedom

GPU Urges President Barrow to Practice What He Preach

8 Mar

President Adama Barrow has repeatedly reassured journalists and the public his government will promote and protect press freedom and freedom of expression (Photo Credit: M.S.Joof/FPI/Feb 2017)

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YJAG Condemns Attack on Journalist, Calls for Media Boycott

7 Mar

The supporters of UDP, NRP, and GMC used vulgar terms against the journalist during the press conference in the presence of their party leaders, and after the press conference, they physically assaulted the journalist (Photo Credit: Kassim Oscar, Star FM)

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Hamat Bah ‘Harass’ Journalist At Press Conference

7 Mar

Local journalists who witnessed the event told FPI that Bah’s clap was meant to “harass the journalist.” (Photo Credit: SoutAfrica, 2011)

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Journalist Assaulted for Simply Asking Questions to Darboe, Fatty Tells Story

6 Mar

The supporters of UDP, NRP, and GMC used vulgar terms against the journalist during the press conference in the presence of their party leaders, and after the press conference, they physically assaulted the journalist (Photo Credit: Kassim Oscar, Star FM)

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Video: Mai Fatty Rhetoric Before Violent Attack on Journalist

6 Mar

After Fatty’s comments at a “press conference” at the UDP offices in Manjai Kunda on March 5, 2017, his and Darboe’s supporters attacked the journalist – tearing his shirt and inflicting bruises on his body (Photo Credit: M.S.Joof/FPI/2017)

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Gambia Alert: Supporters of UDP, NRP & GMC Assault Journalist Kebba Jeffang

5 Mar
The supporters of UDP, NRP, and GMC used vulgar terms against the journalist inside the press conference room in the presence of their party leaders, and after the press conference, they physically assaulted the journalist after the press conference. (Photo taken from Jephang)

The supporters of UDP, NRP, and GMC used vulgar terms against the journalist during the press conference in the presence of their party leaders, and after the press conference, they physically assaulted the journalist. (Photo Credit: Kassim Oscar/StarFM)

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THE GAMBIA ALERT: GPU calls for immediate release of Taranga FM Managing Director

5 Jul

The Gambia Press Union is calling for
the immediate release of the manager
of Teranga FM radio station, Mr Alagie
[Ceesay], who was picked up on the night of Thursday July 2, 2015, at the
premises of Teranga FM.

According to information gathered from
staff and family members, two men
suspected to be state security agents
came for Mr. Sisay shortly after breaking his fast.

A family source said: “We were sitting
in the compound after Iftar. Alagie
Ceesay sent someone to buy Green Tea.
While we were waiting, one of his
friends, Ous Sillah, came to inform him that there were two men looking for
him. So, he left the compound to attend
to them, but he never returned.

“Ous then followed him to enquire, but
he was asked by the two men to move
away, which he did.

“Ous later made attempt to inform family members, but
it
too late, as they had already left with
him in a black Pajero that was
parked outside the radio station.”

Four days have since passed and his whereabouts remains unknown to
family
and staff as well as colleagues.
This is
not the first time that Teranga FM
has come under attack.

Previous
managers have on several occasions been
subjected to interrogations at the NIA
in relation to their work and the
station itself was arbitrarily shut down
three times in under five years by
the state.

The family, supported by the GPU, has
already lodged a complaint at the Old
Yundum Police Station.

We are calling on the good office of
Inspector General of Police to
investigate the case of Alagie [Ceesay] and to ensure that he reunites with
his family and staff, who are missing his
presence in this Holy Month of
Ramadan.

The GPU is committed to the protection
and promotion of press freedom and freedom of expression.

Source: GPU

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