Momodou Jallow

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has reportedly asked for U.N. assistance to investigate the case of a missing journalist. (AFP/Seyllou)

For Gambia’s press, positive developments?

Good news for Gambia’s beleaguered independent press has been rare during President Yahya Jammeh’s 17-year rule, but last week brought three potentially positive developments. It’s unclear whether they mark a real change in the status quo, but they may at least increase the resolve of advocacy groups to seek improvements.

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Momodou Jallow (Daily News)

Journalist harassed for reporting farmers’ complaints

New York, January 10, 2012–Police in Gambia are harassing a journalist for reporting farmers’ complaints against a local official accused of mismanaging public resources, according to local journalists and news reports.

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