Former GPU-president charged with treason

Prosecutors on July 19 2011 charged the former president of the Gambia Press Union with treason for attempting to overthrow the government of President Yahya Jammeh, writes the French news agency  AFP. Ndey Tapha Sosseh, who was the chief of the media body until her replacement last month, is currently living in exile in Mali. … Læs mere Former GPU-president charged with treason

International report: Gambia – a climate of fear

Geneva-Paris, July 22 2011 As The Gambia celebrates its national holiday the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), publishes an international fact-finding mission report on the situation of human rights defenders in The Gambia. Human … Læs mere International report: Gambia – a climate of fear

Ten new Canon cameras to The Gambia

In our efforts to collect secondhand and new equipment to ship to our colleagues in Gambia, we recently received great support from Canon Denmark, who donated ten digital cameras.  The cameras consist of four different models and have been used for press-presentations but are all in mint condition in original boxes. We have bought memory … Læs mere Ten new Canon cameras to The Gambia

Exiled writer on freedom and democracy

The Gambian writer Seedy Bojan, who lives in exile in Denmark, has written his seventh book that epitomize a string of attacks on press freedom in Africa. The book is entitled “Our Tears And Sorrows” and will be published and released in the USA in August 2011. In June 2011 Frederiksberg Municipality celebrated that it is “friby” (free … Læs mere Exiled writer on freedom and democracy