Deyda Hydara

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Jammeh to news media: I set limits on press freedom

March 23, 2011 12:55 PM ET

Last week, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh participated in a rare meeting with select members of the West African nation's press corps. Jammeh spoke in favor of access to public information. He announced that he would allow The Standard newspaper...

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Deyda Hydara, a friend and colleague murdered in impunity

December 20, 2010 2:34 PM ET

I can still vividly recall how the news of Deyda Hydara's killing was relayed to me on the morning of December 17, 2004, after I returned from a trip to Zambia the previous night. Very early that morning, I...

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Gambia's 'Smiling Coast' hides local media's grimace

May 24, 2010 12:36 PM ET

Who would not like to enjoy luxurious beach resorts and quaint fishing villages on the “Smiling Coast of Africa”? This is the pitch that the Gambian government made to participants of an international tourism conference last week. In fact,...

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Ten Journalist Murder Cases to Solve

April 29, 2010 12:01 AM ET

CPJ challenges authorities in 10 nations to bring justice and reverse culture of impunity New York, April 29, 2010—In the Philippines, political clan members slaughter more than 30 news media workers and dump their bodies in mass graves. In Sri...

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In African hot spots, journalists forced into exile

February 16, 2010 12:57 AM ET

By Tom Rhodes High numbers of local journalists have fled several African countries in recent years after being assaulted, threatened, or imprisoned, leaving a deep void in professional reporting. The starkest examples are in the Horn of Africa nations...

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Gambia

February 16, 2010 12:36 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments•  Hydara murder unsolved; secrecy surrounds Manneh detention.•  Domestic, international pressure prompts Jammeh to halt crackdown. Key Statistic 6: Journalists jailed for sedition after saying president’s remarks on Hydara case were insensitive. Authorities jailed six journalists after...

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CPJ Impact

September 21, 2009 11:59 AM ET

September 2009  News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Newly freed, Gambian columnist describes jail

September 8, 2009 1:56 PM ET

On an ordinary Friday, Sarata Jabbi-Dibba, a reporter in the West African nation of Gambia, publishes her weekly column on women’s issues, “She She She,” in the only independent daily newspaper here, The Point. Last Friday however, Dibba was...

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Gambian court convicts six journalists of sedition

August 6, 2009 5:05 PM ET

New York, August 6, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the highly politicized court verdict against six independent journalists today in the capital of the Gambia, Banjul. ...

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Only the Gambian president has press freedom

July 31, 2009 4:32 PM ET

On July 22, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh once again went after journalists in an interview on the country's only state-run television station. The president made a thinly veiled threat toward six independent journalists currently facing "seditious publication" and "criminal defamation"...

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