Deyda Hydara

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Journalists still held, raising alarm

March 31, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the detention since early Tuesday of two senior journalists for the private newspaper The Independent, whose offices were also sealed off by security forces. Editor Musa Saidykhan and General Manager Madi Ceesay, who is also secretary-general of the Gambia Press Union, have now been in custody for more than three days without being informed of the reasons, according to CPJ sources. Gambian law normally requires that they be brought before a court within a three-day period, a local lawyer confirmed.

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Gambian journalists, still held, say reason for detention unclear

March 30, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 30, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by the detention since early Tuesday of two senior journalists for The Independent private newspaper, whose offices were sealed off by security forces. Police allowed Editor Musa Saidykhan...

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Gambian security forces seal off leading newspaper, arrest staff

March 28, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 28, 2006—Plainclothes Gambian security agents today sealed the offices of the twice-weekly newspaper The Independent and arrested staffers found on the premises, local journalists told the Committee to Protect Journalists. Most of the staff members were released...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: The Gambia

February 16, 2006 11:33 AM ET

THE GAMBIA The tightening of repressive media laws and the failure to solve the December 2004 murder of veteran journalist Deyda Hydara added to the climate of violence and intimidation faced by private media in 2005. President Yahya Jammeh said...

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Police bar journalists from site of editor's murder on 1st anniversary

December 16, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Statement prepared by the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York on December 15, 2005, to be read by Tidiane Sy on behalf of CPJ Executive Director Ann Cooper, Africa Program Coordinator Julia Crawford, and the CPJ board of...

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One year later, murderers of leading editor still free

December 15, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 15, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned that the murderers of leading Gambian editor and press freedom activist Deyda Hydara have not been brought to justice a year after his death. As local and international...

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Murder story may have sparked interrogation

October 27, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 27, 2005—The editor of The Independent newspaper was detained today and interrogated for several hours by Gambian state intelligence agents, who instructed him to return for more questioning on Friday. Local journalists said they believe Musa Saidykhan...

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CPJ Update

July 15, 2005 12:00 AM ET

CPJ Update July 15, 2005 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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CPJ outraged by conduct of probe into editor's murder

June 16, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned that six months after the assassination of veteran journalist Deyda Hydara, official investigations into his murder have failed to make any significant progress in finding his killers. We are outraged at the recent National Intelligence Agency (NIA) investigation report, which bears more resemblance to a smear campaign against Hydara and his colleagues than an objective report by professionals.

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In Dangerous Assignments, information war rages in Chechnya

May 27, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 27, 2005—The Kremlin has waged a brutally effective information war in Chechnya using repressive policies, restrictive rules, subtle censorship, and outright attacks on journalists, Alex Lupis reports in the new edition of Dangerous Assignments. The spring/summer...

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