Deyda Hydara

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CPJ concerned by repressive media legislation

December 21, 2004 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by new legislation that threatens press freedom in the Gambia. Last week, the National Assembly passed two pieces of legislation that impose criminal penalties for press offenses and could limit media ownership and development. CPJ urges Your Excellency not to sign this legislation into law.

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Veteran journalist shot dead

December 17, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 17, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists is shocked and saddened by last night's assassination of Deyda Hydara, a veteran Gambian journalist and outspoken press freedom advocate. Hydara, managing editor and co-owner of the independent newspaper The Point,...

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Deyda Hydara

December 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET

Hydara, managing editor and co-owner of the independent newspaper The Point, as well as a correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Reporters without Borders (RSF), was shot in the head and chest by unidentified assailants while he drove home from...

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