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Vol 53 No 4

Published 17th February 2012


Gambia

No freedom of the press

Although the President has consolidated his power, there is no let up in pressure on the media

The announcement by United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on 9 February that Gambia’s putschist President Yahya Jammeh had requested UN assistance in the case of ‘Chief’ Ebrima Manneh was greeted with general scepticism. The Daily Observer journalist is widely believed to have died in detention. The case is just one of many, including the murder in December 2004 of The Point’s Deyda Hydara, which still provoke public outrage. The Spokesman for the President’s Office said it was unaware of – and could not confirm – any such request to the UN.

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