Gambian journalist under arrest over false story
'The editor of a private newspaper in the Gambia has been in police custody since Wednesday because of a story that falsely reported the sacking of two government officials, according to local journalists. Abdulhamid Adiamoh, at left, managing editor of the daily Today, is being held in a cell at the Major Crimes Unit of police headquarters in the capital Banjul since his arrest on Wednesday, the journalists told CPJ. Wednesday's edition of Today ran a story falsely alleging the justice minister and minister of local government affairs had been fired amid a cabinet reshuffle by President Yahya Jammeh, according to local journalists. The paper apologized and retracted the story on Thursday.'
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URL Link: http://cpj.org/2009/06/gambian-journalist-under-arrest-over-false-story.php#more
Author Organisation: Committee to Protect Journalists