Gambia's Daily Observer newspaper closed for two weeks
June 23, 2017 4:44 PM ET
Police and officials from the Gambia Revenue Agency (GRA) on June 14, 2017, shut down the Daily Observer newspaper and forced all staff from the publication to leave the office, saying the publication owed 17 million dalasi (U.S.$371,415) in...
Gambian journalist, broadcast executive held without charge
November 18, 2016 5:32 PM ET
Abuja, Nigeria, November 18, 2016--Gambian authorities should immediately release a journalist and the head of the state-owned broadcaster who have been held without charge or access to their families or lawyers for a week, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...
CPJ calls on the Gambia to free journalist, drop charges against him
August 11, 2015 11:34 AM ET
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.
Gambia should disclose whereabouts of radio journalist
July 9, 2015 2:01 PM ET
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...
In attempts to contain Ebola, Liberia censors its press
September 11, 2014 12:49 PM ET
With the Ebola epidemic predicted to get worse, the Liberian government has taken action to silence news outlets critical of its handling of the health crisis which, according to Liberia's Information Ministry, has claimed more than 1,000 lives in...
Gambian journalist detained on contempt of court charges
July 11, 2012 3:31 PM ET
Abuja, Nigeria, July 11, 2012--A Gambian judge ordered the arrest of a journalist Tuesday on contempt of court charges, the third instance of a journalist being detained on such charges in as many weeks, according to local journalists.Police arrested...
Jammeh 'award' coverage reflects chill in Gambian press
September 24, 2010 3:26 PM ET
"President Jammeh bags 4 awards," trumpeted a September 17 headline of the Daily Observer, a pro-government newspaper in the Gambia, a West African nation whose idyllic façade as "the smiling coast of Africa" is maintained in part by President...