Madi Ceesay, a prominent Gambian editor, is founder of the journalism training organization Media Agenda. He is a 2006 recipient of CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award.
Gambia has ‘no stake’ in Hydara murder
Last week, President Yahya Jammeh, at left, discussed the unsolved 2004 murder case of editor Deyda Hydara in an interview on “One on One,” a weekly program on The Gambia Radio and Television Service. The government “has for long been accused by the international community and so-called human rights organisations for the murder of Deyda Hydara,…
Remembering Deyda Hydara, four years after his murder
I last saw Deyda Hydara alive on December 14, 2004, only two days before his death. To this day, the gunmen who shot dead the Gambia’s best-known journalist as he drove home from work are still at large. The crime remains unsolved.