Gambia government has abandoned the law on criminal defamation and false
publication on the Internet.
government made the concession recently at the Supreme Court in a lawsuit
against them filed by the Gambia Press Union.
GPU, in 2015, filed a civil suit against The Gambia government for the repeal
of sedition and false publication laws.
concession was just on criminal defamation and false publication on the
the Justice Minister said they are contesting false publication and
2013, the then Information Minister Nana Grey-Johnson led efforts to amend the
Information and Communications Act to introduce a 15-year prison term and a
fine of D3 million ($70,000) for anyone convicted of using the internet to
spread false news, make derogatory statements, incite dissatisfaction, or
instigate violence against the government or public officials.