‘Colonial laws hampering Gambia’s development’

By Sanna CamaraColonial laws in The Gambia have been designed to protect the interests of colonialists, argued Mr. Salieu John, arts educationist and writer.Mr John argued that such laws have done nothing other than hamper the development of the country.Mr. John said this in reaction to revelations that the Gambia’s first and only copyright law…… Continue reading ‘Colonial laws hampering Gambia’s development’

Witness: ‘I did not hear the accused broadcasting on any radio’

By Sanna Camara The first prosecution witness i the ongoing trial of opposition activist who was charged with broadcasting without license has told the court that he “did not hear the accused on any of the radios broadcasting anything”. Appearing before the Bundung Magistrates’ Court yesterday, the witness, an agent of the National Intelligence Agency,…… Continue reading Witness: ‘I did not hear the accused broadcasting on any radio’

‘Gambia’s copyright industry is up to D7Million big’

As copyright bureau is set to start collecting royalties for artistsBy Sanna CamaraThe Director of Gambia’s Copyright Bureau at the National Center for Arts and Culture has disclosed that the country’s copyright sector has a potential of making between D4million to D7million each year, depending on how effective the collection mechanism is.Presenting a paper on…… Continue reading ‘Gambia’s copyright industry is up to D7Million big’

Gambian culture minister: ‘Copyright, backbone of culture industry’

As Gambia prepares to combat piracy, protect works of cultural creators By Sanna CamaraCopyright is the backbone of the industry, said Mrs. Fatou Mass Jobe-Njie, Minister of Tourism and Culture.According to Madam Jobe-Njie, this is why both the creators and users need to understand its concept and intricacies “so that there will be no losers but…… Continue reading Gambian culture minister: ‘Copyright, backbone of culture industry’

‘Repeal laws on false news, defamation in Africa’

Pan African parliament urges African governmentsBy Sanna CamaraThe Pan African Parliament has urged governments around the continent to decriminalize laws on false news or information, defamation and libel.Passing a resolution on the outcomes of a Continental Conference on Media Legislative Reforms and Transforming State Broadcasters into Public Broadcasters in Africa, held in Midrand, South Africa,…… Continue reading ‘Repeal laws on false news, defamation in Africa’