World Press Freedom Day 2020 – Portraits of Gambian Journalists

During Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh’s rule from 1994-2016 the Gambian press suffered mercilessly at his hands. Journalists were
gunned down, disappeared, tortured, and threatened. Media houses shuttered and radio stations burned to the ground. But stalwart voices kept the flame alive, speaking truth to power. Images © Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio

New work from the ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’ series ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio

New work from our long form multi-media project –‘The Gambia – Victims and Resisters’: The family of Lt Ebou Lowe. Ebou was disappeared and executed by members former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh’s hit squad, the ‘Junglers’, after he was accused of being part of a coup attempt in 2006 to overthrow the dictatorial Jammeh regime. ©Jason Florio / ©Helen Jones-Florio

Fatou ‘Toufah’ Jallow Testifies Before the TRRC, The Gambia

This did not happen…this did not happen…this did not happen…BUT, it that is what happened on the night Yahya Jammeh raped me, and how he did it” – Fatou ‘Toufah’ Jallow testifies before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission, The Gambia. Images ©Jason Florio

Billboard Gambia Victims and Resisters – images ©Jason Florio

Billboard Gambia Victims and Resisters – huge thanks to the British High Commission Banjul, the Truth Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC), and UNDPGambia, for their support on sharing the plight of the victims of the former Yahya Jammeh Regime. Portraits ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio