Murder, Threats, Fires and Intimidation in Gambia

Jallow, Alagi Yorro
June 2006
Nieman Reports;Summer2006, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p10
The author recounts his experiences as a journalist in Gambia during the term of Gambian President Yahya Jammeh in 1994. He describes the leadership of President Jammeh and its impact on journalism. He started a biweekly called The Independent in 1999, but was later apprehended and detained by the National Intelligence Agency. He was repeatedly arrested and detained by the agency because of his involvement with The Independent.


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