Stories about Sub-Saharan Africa from November, 2014
As they increasingly use digital advocacy and communication tools to do their work, environmental rights defenders in Africa have become more and more vulnerable to cyber-attacks and online harassment.
Jaw was released as students planned mass demonstrations to demand his freedom. The arrest of the young blogger and activist attracted substantial condemnation on social media.
Gambian authorities have neither confirmed nor denied arresting Sait Matty Jaw. Supporters are rallying on Facebook at the Free Sait Matty Jaw page.