Bah, the last editor of Gambia's Freedom Newspaper, was forced into exile by the Gambian Government. But Banjul chief correspondent, Landing Badjie, believes that some journalists in the Gambia have got to take risks to serve its people.
"We owe it to our people to ensure that they get true, reliable and factual news about the Gambia" he says "The private press here are censoring stories for fear of being arrested or harmed by the government. We are aware of the risk that is associated with our work, but the job has to be done by someone. We are determined to serve our country, faithfully and honestly no matter what comes by our way. This is our country. As journalists, we should not shirk our responsibilities by allowing to be intimidated for nothing."
Some journalists in the UK should listen to this! Meanwhile, we're thrilled that Sukai's story in Salford Star (and The Advertiser) is getting out to the world. Hopefully the UK Government will now rediscover some compassion and let Sukai stay!
Read the full story of Sukai here