Fatou Jaw Manneh, a Gambian journalist based in the United States, was among four writers and journalists honoured by Oxfam Novib/PEN, according to reports published by a website. She was arrested upon arrival at the airport in April 2007. She is now facing a prolonged trial, which has been transferred from Kanifing to Banjul to Brikama and now back to Kanifing. The case is yet to proceed, since the High Court decided in December,2007 that the trial should take place at Kanifing Magistrates Court.The Oxfam Novib/PEN Award is an annual prize to honour writers and journalists who were persecuted, arrested or jailed for their work. The other three awardees who received their awards on November 25,2007 are the Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich, the Mexican writer Lydia Cacho Ribeiro and the Egyptian Ekbal Baraka Ekbal. Svetlana Alexievich got the authorities up in arms for her writing openly on the problems in Chernobyl. The Mexican writer researched and published on child pornography networks. Ekbal Baraka Ekbal has been fighting for freedom of expression in her country.