Today is the world press freedom day. This supposed to be a day of joy, and a day of celebration for the press all over the world, but our Lunatic President Jammeh turned this joyful day to an emotional day for the Gambian people and African people at large. Because you cannot celebrate world press freedom day in The Gambia without thinking of uncle Deyda Hydara, brother Chief Ebrima Manneh, brother Musa Saidykhan, sister Fatou Jaw Manneh, sister Fatou Camara, brother Pa Nderry Mbai , brother Fabakary B. Ceesay, brother Baboucarr Saidykhan and all those other journalists who were killed, jailed, tortured or forced to exile.
Journalists were killed, jailed, tortured and forced to exile and the government of our Lunatic President Jammeh refused to do or did less investigation. Brothers and sisters today supposed to be a day that we should come out and demonstrate against the barbaric, cruel and brutal regime of Lunatic President Jammeh, and cry for justice for all his victims.
We cannot celebrate a world press freedom day in our smiling coast when we are not having a freedom of press :The right of newspapers to publish stories and articles without being controlled by the government or being harassed, interrogated, arrested, tortured, killed or deported.
The press should work freely and independently. They should have freedom of speech : The legal or natural right to say what you believe is true, without being prevented or punished. Freedom of choice: The ability to do what you want, because you have no obligation or responsibilities. Freedom Fighter: Someone oppose a cruel or unfair government. These are the people who are daily being arrested unlawfully, going through brutal torture, interrogation or even being killed. Freedom of Expression: The right to express your opinions. Free Hand: The ability to make your own decisions, without having to ask any permission. Freedom of information: Is an extension of freedom of speech which is today understood more generally as freedom of expression in any medium, be it orally, in writing or print and these above mentioned points are deffinitelty not what is happening in The Gambia. So folks, let’s get rid of Lunatic President Jammeh so that our freedom of press can be reborn.