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IPI issues statement on new media laws in Gambia

The International Press Institute has condemned in strongest possible terms the recent passage of amendments to The Gambia’s Information and Communication Act, which will severely hamper press freedom, especially on the Internet, and have a strong chilling effect on journalists’ efforts to scrutinise their government.
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Amended Gambian media law restricts Internet freedom

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.
“Gambian authorities are trying to protect themselves by denying their citizens the right to use modern communications fully,” said Peter Nkanga, CPJ’s West Africa consultant.
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Frontier market investments: Can the African lions really replace Asian tigers?

These demographic advantages were once considered a major advantage for fast growing Asian economies, the so called Asian Tigers. But many of these economies have matured. They have now been replaced by African Lions, a true marketing winner.

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