Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Condemns Gambia’s Internet Censorship

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JamAmended Gambian media law restricts Internet freedom

Abuja, Nigeria, July 10, 2013–
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an amendment to a media law adopted by the Gambian parliament that imposes lengthy prison sentences and heavy fines on individuals who use the Internet in any capacity to criticize government officials.

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CPJ is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide.
Contact:
Sue Valentine
Africa Program Coordinator
svalentine@cpj.org
+27 82.376.0960

Mohamed Keita
Africa Advocacy Coordinator
Tel. +1.212.465.1004 ext. 117
Email: mkeita@cpj.org

Peter Nkanga
West Africa Consultant
Email: pnkanga@cpj.org

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