Gambia / 2008

Police charge editor with sedition

September 25, 2008 4:56 PM ET

JULY 20, 2008 Posted September 25, 2008 Abduhamid Adiamoh, Today HARASSED Police accused the managing director of the private daily Today with sedition on July 21, following his arrest and questioning three days earlier. Managing Director Abdulhamid Adiamoh told CPJ that he was arrested on July 17 and spent several...

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CPJ Impact

August 1, 2008 12:00 AM ET

August 2008News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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CPJ urges Gambia to abide by ruling, free Ebrima Manneh

June 6, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 6, 2008—CPJ applauds a regional court’s ruling on Thursday declaring the 2006 arrest of Gambian journalist “Chief” Ebrima Manneh to be illegal and ordering his immediate release. The Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States also ordered the Gambian government to...

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The Gambia: RFI back on the air after 10-day ban

February 11, 2008 12:00 PM ET

UPDATE   FEBRUARY 11, 2008 Original alert on January 22, 2008 Posted February 15, 2008 Radio France Internationale CENSORED...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Introduction

February 5, 2008 12:11 PM ET

By Joel SimonIn August 2008, when the Olympic torch is lit in Beijing, more than 20,000 journalists will be on hand to cover the competition between the world's greatest athletes. Behind the scenes, another competition will be taking place. If the Chinese government has its way, this one will remain...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Africa Analysis

February 5, 2008 12:10 PM ET

When Press Freedom and Democracy Are Out of StepBy Tom RhodesBallots may have replaced bullets in much of Africa since the dawn of this new century, but one of the great political ironies for at least part of the continent has been a loss of press freedom following the voting....

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Attacks on the Press 2007: The Gambia

February 5, 2008 11:21 AM ET

Fewer press-related detentions and attacks were reported in 2007, CPJ research showed, but local journalists said the decline reflected several years of intense government suppression. One prominent journalist was slain and others have been forced into exile since 2004, leaving a more compliant press that practices widespread self-censorship. A mere...

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Gambia blocks RFI broadcasts

January 22, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 22, 2008--Gambian authorities have shut down Radio France Internationale (RFI) broadcasts in Banjul, local journalists and the Gambian Press Union told CPJ. The RFI relay transmitter was blocked by Gambian authorities after the Paris-based station reported that three suspected murderers of four French tourists in Mauritania had...

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