Tag: freedom

Editorial, Human Rights, Opinion

The necessity of repealing unnecessary criminal laws of sedition is evident. “Criticizing the President or ‘insulting the President’ is now recognized by the principle that ‘No Man Is Above the Law and No Man Is Below It.’

Free speech is fundamental to democracy as it enables citizens to hold leaders accountable and engage in collective decision-making. It provides individuals with both a vote and a voice, allowing them to share their beliefs, opinions, and values. True democracy honors the right of every person to be considered a […]

Human Rights, News

Irresponsible Exercise of Freedom of Expression Retreat Democracy in Crisis and Give Rise to both Benevolent and Malevolent Dictatorship?

Fatoumatta: As we exercise our God-given right to freedom of choice and expression, we must not do not forget that temperance, proper judgment, the skillful economy of words, strategy, deep insight, and not burning the bridge of tomorrow are all marks of correct choices. As we support or oppose the […]

Human Rights, Opinion

On Presidential Attack on Rights Activist Madi Jobarteh, Every Gambia Must be Concerned

Every Gambian must be concerned and forcefully condemn the scathing attack launched against the person of Rights Activist Madi Jobarteh by no less a person than the Head of State. Before the country’s religious leaders, President Adama Barrow dishonestly and misguidedly branded the activist as an arsonist whose only interest […]

Editorial, Human Rights, World News

Twitter: Elon Musk’s deal is bad news for media freedom

Brussels 26 April 2022 – Billionaire Elon Musk reached agreement with the board of Twitter board on 25 April to buy the social network for a deal valued at $44 billion and is set to become the sole owner of the platform. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) have condemned […]