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2015 prison census: 199 journalists jailed worldwide

As of December 1, 2015 Analysis: China, Egypt imprison record numbers of journalists Blog: None jailed in Americas | Blog: Q&A with Vietnam’s Ta Phong Tan

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CPJ calls on the Gambia to free journalist, drop charges against him

Dear President Jammeh: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent international press freedom organization, is writing to express its concern about a Gambian journalist who has been held by the National Intelligence Agency since July 17.

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Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay. (Amadou Csay)

Gambia should disclose whereabouts of radio journalist

Abuja, Nigeria, July 9, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Gambian authorities to disclose the whereabouts, health, and legal status of Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay, a radio journalist who was last seen on July 2 with individuals reported to be Gambian state security agents. “Gambian security agents have long stoked a climate of fear for…

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2014 prison census: 221 journalists jailed worldwide

As of December 1, 2014 Analysis: Global tally second worst on record Blog: In China, mainstream media as well as dissidents under increasing pressure

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The son of the late journalist Deyda Hydara, in blue, stands outside the ECOWAS court with his lawyers. (CPJ/Peter Nkanga)

ECOWAS court rules Gambia failed to investigate journalist murder

Abuja, Nigeria, June 10, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today’s ruling by a West African regional court, which found that the Gambian government failed to conduct a meaningful investigation into the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara. The ruling is the first ECOWAS case relating to the murder of a Gambian journalist.

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2013 prison census: 211 journalists jailed worldwide

As of December 1, 2013 Analysis: Second worst year on record | CPJ Blog: Turkey worst jailer once more

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Deyda Hydara and his wife Maria circa 1989. Arrest warrants are issued for two suspects in the journalist's killing. (Hydara family)

More can be done to get justice for Deyda Hydara

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In the eight years since unidentified assailants shot and killed Deyda Hydara of the Gambia, no one has been held to account. The late 2004 murder of Hydara, an immensely respected editor, columnist, and press freedom advocate known for his criticism of President Yahya Jammeh’s repressive media policies, became a rallying point for Gambian journalists…

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2012 prison census: 232 journalists jailed worldwide

232 journalists jailed worldwide As of December 1, 2012 Analysis: A record high | Video: Free the press | Audio: From a Cuban prisonCPJ Blog: Turkey’s path forward | Rwanda’s injustice

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Attacks on the Press in 2011: Africa

Analyses and data chart press freedom conditions throughout the region. Mohamed Keita examines the false choice between development and press freedom, while Tom Rhodes probes an unsolved murder in Kenya that reverberates worldwide.

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Attacks on the Press in 2011: Gambia

Years of brutal repression by President Yahya Jammeh’s administration have gutted Gambia’s once-vibrant independent press and driven numerous journalists into exile. In August, the government forced Taranga FM, the last independent radio station airing news in local languages, to halt its coverage. The move came ahead of an October presidential election in which Jammeh faced…

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