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Freedom of Expression in The Gambia: a Quiet Transition From the Doldrums of Notoriety to the Doorsteps of Celebrity

A supporter of Gambia President Adama Barrow wave ECOWAS flag during his swearing-in ceremony and the Gambia’s Independence day at Independence Stadium, in Bakau, Gambia February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon – RC1D29499DF0 As the Gambia goes to the polls on December 4, 2021, the MFWA’s Senior Programme Officer for Freedom […]

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Editor Tells TRRC ‘Journalists Were The Most Targeted’

By Abdoulie John  The Editor-in-chief of The Standard newspaper, Lamin Cham, said Monday that journalists were the leading targets of Yahya Jammeh’s two-decade long dictatorship. In his testimony before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC), Mr. Cham said Yahya Jammeh never missed the opportunity to lambast journalist. Cham gave […]