Seven journalists denied entry to Gambia ahead of contested inauguration

By Committee to Protect Journalists
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Lagos, Nigeria, January 18, 2017-Seven international journalists planning to report on the inauguration of Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow tomorrow were denied entry to the country on January 16, according to reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists denounced the obstruction as a deliberate attempt to silence the press during a period of political unrest.