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CPJ Impact

January 13, 2009 2:35 PM ET

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

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UPDATED: In Manneh case, Gambia silent as questions mount

August 6, 2008 5:46 PM ET

Considerable international press coverage arose from U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin's statements on the Senate floor last week, calling on the Gambian government to release imprisoned journalist Chief Ebrima Manneh. But Durbin's request has not drawn a response from the Gambian...

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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...

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Gambian journalist still held despite receiving bail

September 13, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 13, 2007—A prominent radio producer at the Gambia Radio and Television Services is still being held in jail despite being granted bail yesterday. Producer Malick Jones was charged with communicating to an unnamed foreign journalist sensitive information...

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Backsliders: The 10 countries where press freedom has most deteriorated

May 1, 2007 2:10 AM ET

New York, May 2, 2007--Three nations in sub-Saharan Africa are among the places worldwide where press freedom has deteriorated the most over the last five years, a new analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists has found. Ethiopia, where the...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: The Gambia

February 5, 2007 11:33 AM ET

THE GAMBIA The government’s announcement in March that it had foiled a coup plots was followed by a wave of arrests and an unprecedented crackdown on the independent press in the run-up to presidential elections in September. President Yahya Jammeh...

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African leaders urged to defend press freedom

June 30, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists urges you as chairman of the African Union to discuss with your fellow heads of state and government at your summit in the Gambian capital, Banjul, from July 1, the need to defend press freedom on the continent.

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Alarm grows as press conditions deteriorate

May 17, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by the deterioration of press freedom in the Gambia. Authorities in your country have held a journalist without any official explanation since April 10 and have prevented his newspaper, The Independent, from operating for more than seven weeks.

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Third journalist from leading newspaper arrested

April 12, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 12, 2006—A third journalist from The Independent, a leading Gambian newspaper, was arrested at his home this afternoon, according to his colleagues. Reporter Lamin Fatty’s arrest follows that of Editor Musa Saidykhan and General Manager Madi Ceesay,...

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Third journalist from leading newspaper arrested

April 11, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 12, 2006—A third journalist from The Independent, a leading Gambian newspaper, was arrested at his home this afternoon, according to his colleagues. Reporter Lamin Fatty’s arrest follows that of Editor Musa Saidykhan and General Manager Madi Ceesay,...

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