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Reporters Without Borders issues "enemies of press freedom" blacklist

The Blacklist is an attempt to name all those who have personally committed crimes or grave offences against journalists or media and who are still unpunished.

Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities in the countries concerned to seriously and impartially investigate these cases and to prosecute and punish those responsible.


On the blacklist :
Bojang Abdou (a policeman in Banjul)
No action so far

Black list : Gambia

Perpetrator : Bojang Abdou 
Position : a policeman in Banjul 
Type of attack  : Physical attack
Place : Kanifing State , Gambia
Date : 2.05.2005
Legal action so far  : No action so far
Victim's name and employer  : Momodou Gassama, The Independent

The facts  :
Reporter Momodou Gassama, of The Independent newspaper, was physically attacked in March 2005 and then detained by police in the city’s Kanifing district. He said he was hit by Bojang, who was on duty at the National Training Authority, where he had gone to investigate the NTA’s order to shut down a computer centre. He was forced to sign a statement with just a thumbprint.