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January 26, 2017 – The new president of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, arrives home. Images © Jason Florio

 

January 26, 2017

Welcome home, Mr. President!

A new era for The Gambia, West Africa

President Adama Barrow returns, Gambia - arrives back into the country after his self-imposed exile in Senegal © jason_florio-9706

President Adama Barrow of The Republic of The Gambia © Jason Florio .

President Adama Barrow returns, Gambia

‘A new era for The Gambia – President Adama Barrow arrives home from a brief exile in Senegal. Tens of thousands lined the road from the airport – it took 4 hours to make a journey that normally would take only a quarter of an hour… it was worth every minute.’ Jason Florio

#GambiaHasDecided

President Adama Barrow returns, Gambia - 100's of 1000's of people welcome back their new President, Adama Barrow, of the Republic of The Gambia © Jason Florio

Hundreds of thousands of people welcome back their new President, Adama Barrow, of the Republic of The Gambia © Jason Florio.

On Dec 1st, 2016 the Gambian people voted out their autocratic President Yahya Jammeh, after 22 years in power, and elected Adama Barrow as their new president. Jammeh conceded defeat, but a week later announced that he was annulling the election results and would not step down. A grassroots movement #GambiaHasDecided emerged in reaction.

Shortly after Gambia's new President, Adama Barrow was sworn into office in the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, supporters gathered at West Field Junction in the Gambian commercial hub of Serrekunda. The ex-president, Yahya Jammeh, is just a few kilometers away in the island capital of Banjul refusing to step down. Image © Jason Florio

17th January 2017 – Shortly after Gambia’s new President, Adama Barrow was sworn into office in the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, supporters gathered at West Field Junction in the Gambian commercial hub of Serrekunda. The ex-president, Yahya Jammeh, is just a few kilometers away in the island capital of Banjul refusing to step down. Image © Jason Florio.

 

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Exclusive images: Inside Mile2 Prison, The Gambia – images ©Jason Florio

Exclusive images inside Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia - in the exercise yard of the Remand Wing - image ©Jason Florio

Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia – in the exercise yard of the Remand Wing – image ©Jason Florio

Exclusive images, inside the notorious Mile2 Prison, The Gambia – Ex-President, Yahya Jammeh, referred to it as ‘my 5-star hotel‘.

Exclusive images: Inside Mile2 Prison, The Gambia - The notorious Prison - A prisoner sits looking out of the window of his cell – © Jason Florio

Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia – A prisoner sits looking out of the window of his cell © Jason Florio

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Exclusive images: Inside Mile2 Prison, The Gambia - The notorious Prison- prisoners on remand show where they sleep - image ©Jason Florio

Mile 2 Prison, Gambia – prisoners on remand show where they sleep, under boards, beneath other prisoners – image ©Jason Florio

 

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October-November 2018

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Human Rights Watch – ICC: Strengthen Court on 20th Anniversary

Human Rights Watch – Member Countries Should Step Up Efforts to Advance Justice

Ayeshah Jammeh - footage by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio for Human Rights Watch

Ayeshah Jammeh, The Gambia – Interview footage by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio for HWR

‘Justice means to me knowing what happened to my dad…’ Ayeshah Jammeh, The Gambia

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Asmao Diallo - Interview footage by Jason Florio & Helen for Human Rights Watch

Asmao Diallo, Guinea – Interview footage by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio for HWR

‘July 17 is also the Day of International Criminal Justice. The work of the ICC is closely linked with broader justice efforts – in national courts, through international investigative bodies, and through international and national cooperation in hybrid institutions – to meet victims’ right to justice. Human Rights Watch has released a video that highlights the important role of trials for international crimes for victims and their loved ones, whom Human Rights Watch interviewed in locations throughout the world.’ HRW

 

July 2018

Currently in Malta – covering Europe and Africa

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‘We Never Gave Up – stories of courage in Gambia’ Amnesty International documentary screening

We Never Gave Up: Stories of Courage in Gambia – Film Screening and Q&A

Amnesty International will host a screening of the documentary (which we made for them) on 13th August, followed by a Q&A session with experts including Amnesty International’s West Africa researcher Sabrina Mahtani, and chaired by Amnesty International’s Deputy Director of Global Issues and Head of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Makmid Kamara.

August 13th, 2018 – 71a Gallery, London

‘Gambia’s last decades during President Jammeh’s regime were a story of serious human rights violations. During the 22 years (1994-2016) that Jammeh was in power, the space for expression of dissent was severely limited. President Jammeh’s regime included enforced disappearances, torture, restrictions on freedom of expression, arbitrary arrests and detention…’ Amnesty – see all the details on their Eventbrite page.

Still from 'We Never Gave Up' Imam Baba Leigh, The Gambia - portrait ©Jason Florio

Taken during filming ‘We Never Gave Up’ Imam Baba Leigh who was arrested, disappeared, and tortured, for 5 months The Gambia – portrait ©Jason Florio