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Radio stations closed as protests flare in Gambia

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today called on authorities in Gambia to immediately re-open two radio stations closed in the wake of anti-government protests and drop politically motivated charges against their staff. On Sunday, radio stations Home Digital FM and King FM […]

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Hope for change in Gambia remains two months after election

With a new president in place, journalists in Gambia appear to be facing a brighter future after more than two decades of severe pressure. In December, the small west African country saw the latest major upheaval in its brief but tumultuous political history when Adama Barrow scored a surprise upset in Gambia’s Dec. 1 presidential […]

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20 Years of Fear in Gambia

The International Press Institute (IPI) yesterday joined an international call for an end to two decades of repression and impunity for human rights violations in Gambia on the 20th anniversary of President Yahya Jammeh’s rise to power. The full text of the statement, also posted on the website of Article 19, appears below. Joint Statement […]

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Gambia’s ‘green’ revolution

Journalists have not had an easy time in the 20 years since Yahya Jammeh and his fellow army officers seized power in Gambia. Writers and editors have endured harassment, torture and imprisonment – some have left the country to escape persecution. In the one of the latest assaults on journalism, the editor and a contributor […]

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