Pa Nderry M’Bai, Independent Journalist, speaks with AfrobeatRadio
Pa Nderry M’Bai, Managing Editor and Publisher of the online Freedom Newspaper, in conversation with AfrobeatRadio’s Wuyi Jacobs on Focus on Gambia. Part 1. This interview was broadcast on Saturday April 3, 2010, on AfrobeatRadio on WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC. Mr. Nderry M’Bai was the Secretary General of The Gambia Press Union and a Correspondent with the Voice of America Radio Africa Service, Banjul.
While in the Gambia, Mr. M’Bai worked as a Senior Staff Reporter with the Banjul Based Daily Observer and the Point Newspaper respectively. Pa Nderry M’Bai spoke to AfrobeatRadio on the political repression in the Gambia and consequences of it for the Gambian people under the repressive regime of President Yaya Jameh.
Under the rule of Yaya Jameh, several journalists, including Chief Ebrima Manneh and Deida Hydara, have been killed or disappeared without trace (see African Press: Courage Under Fire) and many others remain jailed, tortured and/or exiled. For example, The Freedom Newspaper reported recently that an UDP’S opposition politician, Mr. Femi Peters, was jailed for one year imprisonment with hard labor.
More information can be located at The International Federation of Journalists that report on the dangers journalists face yearly in Gambia and other countries.