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Gambian journalists fear President Yahya Jammeh

Gambian journalists fear President Yahya Jammeh

Journalists operating in Gambia, where media predator and dictator Yahya Jammeh rules with an iron-fist, are living in constant fear of being the next victim of his cruel and brutal regime. “We are all living in fear of getting either killed or kidnapped and never to be seen again,” one Gambian journalist told Moon of […]

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232 journalists imprisoned in 2012, CPJ says

232 journalists imprisoned in 2012, CPJ says

A total of 232 journalists, including writers, editors and photographers, are currently languishing in prisons around the world, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has revealed, fingering Turkey (49), Iran (45) and China (32) as the world’s top countries jailing media practitioners in 2012. The number represents an increase of 53, compared to […]

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Nigerian journalist assaulted by governor's security staff

Nigerian journalist assaulted by governor’s security staff

Authorities in Nigeria must immediately investigate attack on a journalist by a state governor’s security operatives and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said this week. Three plainclothes operatives of the State Security Service on Sunday, 9 December 2012, beat to unconsciousness Kazeem Ibrahym, a journalist with The Nation newspaper, at […]

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