Case   |   Gambia

Police charge editor with sedition

JULY 20, 2008
Posted September 25, 2008
Abduhamid Adiamoh, Today

Police accused the managing director of the private daily Today with sedition on July 21, following his arrest and questioning three days earlier. Managing Director Abdulhamid Adiamoh told CPJ that he was arrested on July 17 and spent several hours at police headquarters in Banjul.

September 25, 2008 4:56 PM ET

Impact   |   China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Gambia, Jordan, Morocco, Switzerland, Tunisia

CPJ Impact

August 2008
News from the Committee to Protect Journalists
August 1, 2008 12:00 AM ET


Alerts   |   Gambia

CPJ urges Gambia to abide by ruling, free Ebrima Manneh

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 of West African States also ordered the Gambian government to pay US$100,000 in damages to Manneh’s family, according to Funmi Falana, one of the prosecution lawyers. The Media Foundation for West Africa had filed the legal action with the Nigeria-based court in 2007, seeking an order compelling the Gambian government to release Manneh.
June 6, 2008 12:00 PM ET


Case   |   Gambia

The Gambia: RFI back on the air after 10-day ban

FEBRUARY 11, 2008
Original alert on January 22, 2008
Posted February 15, 2008

Radio France Internationale

February 11, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Attacks on the Press   |   China, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Iraq, Mexico, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Somalia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam

Attacks on the Press 2007: Introduction

By Joel Simon

In August 2008, when the Olympic torch is lit in Beijing, more than 20,000 journalists will be on hand to cover the competition between the world's greatest athletes. Behind the scenes, another competition will be taking place. If the Chinese government has its way, this one will remain hidden. It will be a battle over information, and it will have far greater implications for the world than the medal count.
February 5, 2008 12:11 PM ET

Attacks on the Press   |   China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo

Attacks on the Press 2007: Africa Analysis

When Press Freedom and Democracy Are Out of Step
By Tom Rhodes

Ballots may have replaced bullets in much of Africa since the dawn of this new century, but one of the great political ironies for at least part of the continent has been a loss of press freedom following the voting. Leaders in a large swath of sub-Saharan Africa have drawn approving nods from Western politicians for holding sometimes unprecedented elections. Three such countries are the Gambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Ethiopia. All have democratically elected presidents and Western support. Yet between them they hold the unenviable record of placing at or near the top of CPJ's 2007 list of the world's worst backsliders on press freedom.
February 5, 2008 12:10 PM ET

Attacks on the Press   |   Gambia

Attacks on the Press 2007: The Gambia

Fewer press-related detentions and attacks were reported in 2007, CPJ
research showed, but local journalists said the decline reflected several years of intense government suppression. One prominent journalist was slain and others have been forced into exile since 2004, leaving a more compliant press that practices widespread self-censorship. A mere handful of publications provide critical coverage, television is state-controlled, and radio news is limited to state-run broadcasts.
February 5, 2008 11:21 AM ET


Alerts   |   Gambia

Gambia blocks RFI broadcasts

New York, January 22, 2008--Gambian authorities have shut down Radio France Internationale (RFI) broadcasts in Banjul, local journalists and the Gambian Press Union told CPJ.

The RFI relay transmitter was blocked by Gambian authorities after the Paris-based station reported that three suspected murderers of four French tourists in Mauritania had fled south through The Gambia into Guinea-Bissau.

January 22, 2008 12:00 PM ET
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