Darian Pavli/CPJ Guest Blogger

Darian Pavli is a senior lawyer at the Open Society Justice Initiative. He focuses on freedom of information and expression issues in Africa, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe.

Deyda Hydara and his wife Maria circa 1989. Arrest warrants are issued for two suspects in the journalist's killing. (Hydara family)

Pursuing justice for Gambia’s Deyda Hydara

December 16 will be the seventh anniversary of the killing of Deyda Hydara, the dean of Gambian journalism. It is also the 20th anniversary of the first issue of The Point, the courageously independent-minded daily that Hydara founded and directed for many years. He was murdered in a drive-by shooting as he drove himself and…

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