My research aims to investigate the ways that media law affects and influences journalistic practices in contemporary Africa. It explores how journalists operate under a restrictive and repressive media regulatory system. Also, my research revolves around the concept of press freedom, which is an essential democratic principle recognised in key international human rights treaties depicting its origin from Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In this respect, my thesis aims to theorise the trends and contradiction of domestic media law, which is also subjected to international norms. Additionally, my research examines policy implications of government media regulation that relates to the political economy of journalism in The Gambia.
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