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October 2013

One of Sierra Leone mobile company Airtel would partner with the Sierra Leone amputee association to organise a four days football tournament at the National stadium as a means of fundraising.

Author: 
ADIKALIE KARGBO

The national home based team engaged the runner up of the just concluded Sierra Leone premier league RSLAF at the football academy as a test for the Wafu cup slated to play in Ghana at the end of next month.

Author: 
ADIKALIE KARGBO

In his pursuits persuade Magistrate Komba Kamanda refuse the managing editor and editor of the Independent Observer newspaper bail, prosecuting lawyer Gerald Soyei said “journalists Jonathan Leigh and Bai Bai Sesay (accused) are insurgents.”
“My lord,” State council lawyer and lead prosecutor Soyei said, “allow me flip through jottings I have made, which have reasons justifying prosecution’s denial to bail for accused Jonathan and Bai Bai.”

Author: 
Ibrahim Samura

A leading human rights group, RIGHTSWAY INTERNATIONAL has today made an unprecedented appeal to President Ernest Bai Koroma for the immediate release of journalists and stop the crackdown on press freedom.

Author: 
Rightsway International

The President, Sierra Leone Association of Journalists, Kelvin Lewis, today cautioned journalists refrain fighting for him, but allow him fight himself.
He made this remark while admonishing journalists at an emergency general meeting of journalists at the association’s head office shortly after Magistrate Komba Kamanda today refuses bail to two Sierra Leonean journalists, following insinuations that he- Kelvin Lewis- has had people used disrespectful words against him.

Author: 
Ibrahim Samura

Freetown, 28 October, 2013, a leading human rights group, RIGHTSWAY INTERNATIONAL has today made an unprecedented appeal to President Ernest Bai Koroma for the immediate release of journalists and stop the crackdown on press freedom.

Author: 
Rightway International

Two journalists are being held on libel charges after writing a critical article on President Koroma, seen here. (AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei)
Lagos, Nigeria, October 24, 2013--Authorities in Sierra Leone should immediately release two reporters being held on charges of sedition and libel in connection with a story criticizing President Ernest Bai Koroma, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Author: 
CPJ

Freetown October 23, 2013: The attention of the National Secretariat of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has been drawn to the ongoing crackdown on press freedom and democracy. For almost a week now, journalists have been continuously arrested and press houses raided using the infamous and archaic seditious and criminal libel laws. In particular, two journalists, Jonathan Leigh and Bai Bai Sesay of the Independent Observer newspaper were arrested and detained on Friday October 18, 2013 on an allegation of the publication of a libelous article against the President.

Author: 
Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie SLPP National Secretary General

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This piece may not be timely considering the precarious situation, or the unfavorable circumstances that journalists in the country have unfortunately found themselves at the moment. Indeed, not a pleasant one; or moment for celebration as there is nothing to celebrate or rejoice over, considering events over the past and coming weeks.

Author: 
Spectator News

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