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Freedom of the Press assured by Minister of Information


By Fatoumatta k Jallow

Demba Ali Jawo, the Minister of information and communication infrastructure on Wednesday 3rd  May 2017, assured media practitioners of freedom of the media in The Gambia.

He gave this assurance while addressing media practitioners upon delivery of a petition from the Gambia Press Union at the premises of the ministry where the media practitioners culminated their march in commemoration of world press freedom day.

Mr. Jawo said the petition which is given to him by the Gambia Press Union will be looked at and the issues will be addressed.

He assured the media that they have already got the press freedom they are demanding for and as far as this government is concerned, they will give the media all the freedom they deserve to do their work.

He added they will eradicate all those bad laws and there will be press freedom for everybody and we expect everybody to abide by the law without any harassment by anybody.

Minister Jawo said he was talking to the minister of justice to look at all the bad laws to amend or repeal them to suit the standards of what we are all yearning for.

About 200 media practitioners, including editors, marched from Traffic Lights along Kairaba Avenue to the ministry of information and communication infrastructure where they delivered the petition to the minister.

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