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Bai Emil Touray

Bai Emil Touray

HRD, President
Gambia Press Union

There cannot be media freedom when freedom of expression is at low ebb.

Bai Emil Touray is President of the Gambia Press Union. He began his journalism career with Citizen FM and has worked for several publications. Journalists in the Gambia work under a hostile environment which makes it very difficult for them to perform their duties.

The Gambia

Human rights defenders (HRDs) in The Gambia operate in a widespread climate of fear, suspicion and self-censorship. Freedom of expression is gravely limited and human rights defenders and journalists critical of the government are under threat.