Deyda Hydara

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The Independent forced to stop publishing

May 16, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 16, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned that the biweekly newspaper The Independent, which lost its printing press in an unsolved arson in April 2004, has been forced to stopped publishing entirely after its printing...

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CPJ Update

April 15, 2005 12:00 AM ET

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

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PRESS STATEMENT

April 12, 2005 12:00 PM ET

string of unsolved arson attacks, a series of unchecked threats, and the passage of restrictive new laws have created deep mistrust between the Gambia's government and its small independent press. Suspicions have been compounded by the December 2004 murder...

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Murder, arson, repression thwart Gambian press

April 12, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Banjul, Gambia, April 12, 2005—A string of unsolved arson attacks, a series of unchecked threats, and the passage of restrictive new laws have created deep mistrust between the Gambia's government and its small independent press. Suspicions have been compounded by...

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Government secretly enacts repressive media legislation

March 16, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by the apparently secret enactment of two new laws that threaten press freedom in the Gambia. Your Excellency signed these laws on December 28, 2004, but their promulgation was not made public until two months later, according to news reports and local sources. CPJ raised its concerns about these laws in a March 14, 2005, meeting with your ambassador to the United States, H.E. Dodou Bammy Jagne in Washington, D.C., attended by CPJ board member Clarence Page and CPJ Africa Program Coordinator Julia Crawford.

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CPJ Update

March 16, 2005 12:00 AM ET

CPJ Update March 16, 2005 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Africa Analysis

March 14, 2005 11:57 AM ET

Overviewby Julia Crawford With the rule of law weak in many African countries, journalists regularly battle threats and harassment, not only from governments but also from rogue elements, such as militias. Repressive legislation is used in many countries to silence...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: The Gambia

March 14, 2005 11:33 AM ET

The Gambia The December murder of veteran journalist and press freedom activist Deyda Hydara fueled mounting fears among journalists and punctuated a year marked by arson attacks, threats, and repressive legislation aimed at the independent media in this tiny West...

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Suspect detained in connection with murder of veteran journalist

February 23, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 23, 2005—Gambian authorities yesterday arrested a Lebanese businessman in connection with the murder of veteran journalist Deyda Hydara, according to local press reports. Wally Mahmoud Hakim was detained after officials found arms in his house, and he...

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In a year of war, murder still top cause of work deaths for journalists

January 3, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 3, 2005—Even in a year of combat casualties brought on by war, murder remained the leading cause of work-related deaths among journalists worldwide in 2004, an analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists has found. Thirty-six...

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