Gambian journalists ask Commonwealth to pressure President
Gambian journalists are asking Commonwealth leaders, who meet in Perth, Western Australia, from 28-30 October 2011, to put pressure on President Yahya Jammeh to get rid of his country’s draconian press laws. Jammeh’s policy to suppress freedom of expression has turned radio stations into government mouthpieces, closed down popular newspapers, threatened outspoken editors with prison, and even torture, and sent many a top quality reporters into exile.
Hear TREVOR GRUNDY’S full report on Deutsche Welle by clicking here.
(Trevor Grundy is a member of the UK branch of Commonwealth Journalists Association.)