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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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CPJ urges Gambia to abide by ruling, free Ebrima Manneh

June 6, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 6, 2008—CPJ applauds a regional court’s ruling on Thursday declaring the 2006 arrest of Gambian journalist “Chief” Ebrima Manneh to be illegal and ordering his immediate release. The Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community...

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In Gambia, government-held reporter sighted at hospital

July 30, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 30, 2007— The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by reports that a Gambian reporter, arrested a year ago and since held incommunicado without charge or trial by the government, was briefly admitted last week to Gambia’s...

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Gambian reporter said to be in state custody; CPJ seeks release

February 6, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency, We are deeply concerned about the well-being of our colleague "Chief" Ebrima B. Manneh of the Daily Observer, who has not been seen or heard from since his arrest seven months ago, according to sources in the media and human rights organizations.

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