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Spotlight: The Gambia | Free Expression & the Law | Gender

"Senegambian Iron Lady" Fatou Jagne Senghor: A passionate human rights and free expression advocate

Fatou Jagne Senghor has used her legal and media background to ardently defend human rights, freedom of expression and media freedom across the African continent for two decades, and has lobbied for policy reforms on international platforms. She was recently awarded the prestigious honour of Chevalièr dans l'Ordre National du Mérite by the President of France.

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The Gambia | Free Expression & the Law

  • ECOWAS Court delivers landmark decision
  • ECOWAS Court delivers landmark decision

    In a significant judgement the ECOWAS Court of Justice ruled that Gambian authorities violated the rights of four Gambian journalists. The judgement also called for the "immediate repeal or amendment" of existing legislation negatively impacting on media freedom.

Access to Information | Impunity | The Gambia | Free Expression & the Law

  • One year after Jammeh: Is Adama Barrow's government keeping its promises?
  • One year after Jammeh: Is Adama Barrow's government keeping its promises?

    Vivian Affoah, a senior progamme officer with the Media Foundation for West Africa, has been based in The Gambia since June 2017. On the first anniversary of the election that overthrew the Jammeh regime, she offers an assessment of how media freedom is faring under the new government, and shares what she'd like to see happen in 2018.

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