(LEFT) A Gambian journalist wearing a t-shirt with an image of assassinated Gambia journalist and co-founder of The Point newspaper, Deyda Hydara. In 2004 Deyda was shot dead in his car by members of former president Jammeh's hit squad, the ‘Junglers’. Jammeh's administration had repeatedly denied any involvement in the killing and refused to investigate. But, in 2019, Malick Jatta, a member of the ‘Junglers’ hit squad told the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission that he participated in the killing of Deyda, He confirmed that Jammeh ordered the assassination to get rid of the ‘Magic Pen’ (a codename referring to Deyda). During Jammeh’s 22-year rule, the press was a constant target, with disappearances, torturing and assassinations. Many journalists went into exile in neighbouring Senegal due to the climate of fear and intimidation.
(LEFT) The rear of a police photograph taken of Deyda's blood-soaked body at the scene of the assassination, along with the original negative