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Petition seeks a 'soft law' ruling in Manneh disappearance

April 16, 2009 1:59 PM ET

Eyewitnesses saw him being led away. "We were in our Banjul newsroom on July 7, 2006, working on the next issue of the Daily Observer, when two plainclothes officers with the Gambian National Intelligence Agency approached Chief," wrote Observer editor...

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Keep digging into disappearance of Gambia's Manneh

April 15, 2009 2:43 PM ET

The whereabouts of "Chief" Ebrima Manneh, right, the Gambian journalist who has been missing since his arrest by state security agents in July 2006, has become an urgent issue again in the country's media houses, homes, and human rights offices....

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Gambia must account for missing journalist Ebrima Manneh

April 14, 2009 4:12 PM ET

New York, April 14, 2009--Gambian authorities must authoritatively account for the whereabouts, health, and legal status of journalist "Chief" Ebrima Manneh, who was taken into government custody by security agents in July 2006, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mexican journalists face ever-increasing danger

February 12, 2009 3:32 PM ET

There is an often-repeated phrase among journalists: No story is worth dying for, we say. But journalists are dying in every region of the world. In Iraq, in Somalia, in Russia, in Bolivia, in the Philippines, journalists died last year...

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Remembering Deyda Hydara, four years after his murder

December 16, 2008 5:41 PM ET

I last saw Deyda Hydara alive on December 14, 2004, only two days before his death. To this day, the gunmen who shot dead the Gambia's best-known journalist as he drove home from work are still at large. The crime...

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From the Family of Holli Chmela

October 8, 2008 6:43 PM ET

CPJ is concerned for the safety of two American journalists, Holli Chmela, 27, and Taylor Luck, 23, who are reported missing in Lebanon. The Chmela family issued the following statement tonight. We are hoping and praying for the safe return...

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West African journalists fight back

September 26, 2008 5:10 PM ET

This week marks a significant change in the press freedom climate for journalists in West Africa: Journalists, media organizations, and activists in the region fought back against attacks and censorship against the press, in contrast to a decade ago,...

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Press freedom in the news 8/29/08

August 29, 2008 11:08 AM ET

Philippine blog The Mindanao Examiner has an open letter to President Gloria Arroyo that is critical of her approach to press freedom in the country, one of the most deadly for journalists. The Sun Star has an update on...

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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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Senator calls for Gambian journalist's release

July 31, 2008 11:22 AM ET

Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) said he wanted to focus his colleagues' attention on a tragic story in a small West African nation. Chief Ebrima Manneh is a reporter in the Gambia for the state-controlled Daily Observer newspaper. He was arrested...

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