Today is the 30th anniversary of the World Press Freedom Day declared by the UN to promote freedom of the media and freedom of expression. For three years in a row the smart QTV anchor Jainaba Sonko once again hosted a forum with young people at the American Corner to […]
Sixty years of broadcasting is definitely worth commemorating, and certainly, Badou Lowe and his colonial-era colleagues deserve to be fittingly celebrated for being the pioneers of public broadcasting in our comparatively young nation. However, 60 years of Radio Gambia is more than the focus on the genesis. Indeed, a lot […]
“If you are attacked while wearing a press vest, it is clearly unlawful and potentially a war crime”
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) shone the spotlight on media under fire at a webinar on May 16 which heard from journalists from Ukraine and Yemen and the legal team supporting the IFJ’s complaint to the International Criminal Court over Israel’s systematic targeting of Palestinian media workers. The event, chaired […]
IN COMMEMORATION OF WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY ” FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IS FORBIDDEN HERE”Freedom of Expression is Forbidden Here. Delayed Democracy: How Press Freedom Collapsed in The Gambia.
Reviewed by Foday Samateh. “Six armed men wearing masks came to the printing works at 2:00 a.m., fired shots into the air, and ordered the employees to lie on the ground. One of them then set fire to the new press…completely destroying it.” The police didn’t investigate the crime much […]