Gambian Govt Shuts Down Private Radio Stations

Two more stations have been ordered off the air following the shutting down of the popular Taranga FM.

  • Gambia:   More Radio Stations Shut Down

    Deutsche Welle, 3 January 2017

    Two private radio stations in Gambia, Hilltop Radio and Afri Radio, have been forced off the air without explanation. This comes after Taranga FM was shut down over the weekend. Read more »

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    Premium Times, 3 January 2017

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    Al Jazeera, 2 January 2017

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  • Gambia:   Popular Radio Station Forced Off Air

    Deutsche Welle, 2 January 2017

    Privately-owned radio station Taranga FM was forced to shut down by Gambian authorities. This may be a sign of things to come if Gambian President Yahya Jammeh stays in power after… Read more »


Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stifling the press during his presidency.

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