Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Police clampdown on demonstrators, injure journalists

Four journalists on January 10, 2013, sustained injuries when police officers drawn from the Togolese Police Service clamped down on a group of demonstrators belonging to Let’s Save Togo Collective (CST), an opposition and human rights group.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Security officials attempt to arrest journalist

Ibrahim Samura, editor of privately-owned Freetown-based, the Satellite newspaper was on January 2, 2013 nearly arrested by a group of plain-clothes police officers drawn from the Sierra Leone Police Service (SLP), and led by Superintendent Samuel Kargbo.

Gambia's NIA harasses, detains journalist without charge

Abdoulie John
Abuja, Nigeria, January 9, 2013-Gambian authorities should immediately release Abdoulie John, a journalist who has been detained without charge in Banjul since Monday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. John has been harassed by the Gambian National Intelligence Agency since early December, news reports said.

John, editor of the online news website
Jollof News and a contributor to The Associated Press, was summoned for questioning at the headquarters of the NIA at around 2 p.m. on Monday, Lamin Jahateh, a representative of the Gambia Press Union, who was with John at the time, told CPJ. John was questioned for about three hours, he said. Emil Touray, president of the union, told CPJ that the agents took John to his home where they conducted a search, before returning him to custody.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

MFWA calls for International support for detained Imam

The government of The Gambia under its dictator, Yahya Jammeh continues to brutally repress and abuse voices of dissent in the country, despite consistent local and international condemnations.