The Gambia – R.I.P. Radio Syd. The first commercial radio station in Africa

The Gambia – R.I.P. Radio Syd, the first commercial radio station in Africa. I was extremely saddened to hear that Radio Syd had been almost entirely destroyed in a fire earlier this year, January 2020. Thankfully, the Swedish couple, Benny and Connie, who used to operate the radio station turned guesthouse, survived the fire butContinue reading “The Gambia – R.I.P. Radio Syd. The first commercial radio station in Africa”

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Looking back: A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush, 930km African Odyssey

‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – 930km African Odyssey‘ Throughout November and December 2009 Expedition: The first-ever circumnavigation, completely by foot, of The Gambia, West Africa by award-winning photojournalist & filmmaker, Jason Florio, and photography producer, Helen Jones-Florio, three Gambians, two donkeys, and a cart! Along the way, Jason shot what have becomeContinue reading “Looking back: A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush, 930km African Odyssey”

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The Gambia – Photographer/filmmaker, Jason Florio, making #Portraits4PositiveChange

  ‘Gambia – Victims, and Resisters of a Regime’ #portraits4positivechange On location, in The Gambia: Yesterday Jason Florio photographed Yusepha, who was shot in the back by the Yahya Jammeh regime’s security forces, during a peaceful student protest in April 2000. He is paralyzed from the neck down. He was just 18 years old. The April 2000 GambianContinue reading “The Gambia – Photographer/filmmaker, Jason Florio, making #Portraits4PositiveChange”

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The Gambia – The Victims and the Instigator. Portraits © Jason Florio

  One man, many victims… The Gambia – torture, abuse, and dissent From 1994 -2017 Yahya Jammeh ruled the Gambia, West Africa as his own fiefdom, crushing dissent, and opposition with brutality. With Jammeh’s ouster and flight into exile, hundreds of Gambians now feel safe to come forward and speak freely about the crimes committed against them by his regime. This portraitContinue reading “The Gambia – The Victims and the Instigator. Portraits © Jason Florio”

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