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Gambia

Gambia Government Stats

Summary:

Mr Jammeh has been accused of intolerance to criticism and dissent

Definitions

  • Democracy and rights > Freedom of the press: Compares countries by freedom of the press. The lower the score, the more free the press of that country is. The scores are taken from the Freedom of the Press Index, elaborated by Freedom House, self-defined as "an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world". The data used in the index come from an annual survey of media independence in 197 countries and territories, assessing the degree of print, broadcast, and internet freedom in each of them.
  • Democracy and rights > Press freedom index: Compares countries by their degree of government censorship, according to the Press freedom index. This index, created by the non-governmental organization Reporters without borders (RWS), is ellaborated using data from an extensive annual survey sent to professional reporters throughout the world. The survey contains questions about the type and ownership of media present in the country, freedom of speech, violence exerted against reporters, election campaigns, access of political parties to the media, etc.
  • Leaders > President: Government > Leaders > President
  • Parliament > Seats held by men: Number of seats held by men in country's naitonal parliament or legislative houses.
  • Parliament > Seats held by women: Number of seats held by women in country's parliament or legislative houses.
  • Parliament > Seats held by women > Percentage: Percentage of seats held by women in country's national parliament or legislative houses.
  • Politics: Country politics.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Democracy and rights > Freedom of the press 81 2012 21st out of 194
Democracy and rights > Press freedom index 45.09 2013 28th out of 175
Leaders > President Yahya Jammeh 2014
Parliament > Seats held by men 49 2013 150th out of 187
Parliament > Seats held by women 4 2013 160th out of 187
Parliament > Seats held by women > Percentage 7.55% 2013 162nd out of 187
Politics The Gambia has been relatively stable under the iron-fisted rule of Yahya Jammeh, who came to power in a bloodless coup in 1994 2014

Citation

"Gambia Government Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Gambia/Government

Gambia Government Profiles (Subcategories)

Foreign relations 4 Parliament 3
Leaders 4