Torture victim Mariama Saine, whose mother was a UDP activist, wants to see her abusers punished. She was arrested on the eve of the 1 December election and interrogated at the NIA detention site known as Bulldozer.
“They were beating me while I could hear the election results being announced on a television,” said Saine – read more IRIN News
Ngoi Njie, Gambian opposition activist, tortured under Jammeh’s regime, tells her story to IRIN News – image © Jason Florio
4/14/2017 – Jason Florio is currently based between Malta, Europe, and West Africa
Benefit print sale – including two framed prints donated by
Photography prints, starting at $100. 100% of the money raised will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Print sale – Bond Street Print Shop, NYC – hosted by renowned British, NYC-based, photographer, Janette Beckman, and aCurator magazine’s, Julie Grahame.
Date: April 8th, 2017
For more details, please visit: Helen Jones-Florio on-line gallery blog
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‘Wearing a black T-shirt with the words Power of Freedom emblazoned in red, rapper Jerreh Badjie (stage name Retsam), is part of a tight circle of young Gambian dissidents pushing for an end to the country’s totalitarian regime… ‘
read more here – words by Louise Hunt, for The Guardian + more images © Jason Florio
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Rescue images from the Aegean (onboard the Responder search & rescue boat) and the Mediterranean Sea (on board the Phoenix search & rescue boat) © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2015-16. All rights reserved.
Heading out to sea again, early next week, with the Phoenix crew, to document search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean for MOAS. EU.
I’ll post regular updates here, as the journey progresses.
‘Migrant Offshore Aid Station fleet readies for June 6th mission launch after Mediterranean’s deadliest week.
Professional search and rescue charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) will enhance their life-saving efforts in the central Mediterranean this year by deploying two ships and two drones. The drones will expand their patrolling area to cover what is called the ‘dead zone’: the fatal few miles from the Libyan shore.’ Read more on the MOAS site
All images © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2015-16. All rights reserved:
The MOAS rescue team evacuating migrants from a boat carrying 414 men, women, and children.
Bangladeshis emerge from the hold of a boat carrying 414 migrants. The African was told by the smugglers to guard the hole to stop people coming up.
Palestinian-Syrian boys Mohammed and Amar sleep on the decks of the MOAS rescue ship The Phoenix after being rescued