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The Gambia: Towards A One-stop Media Regulator

The Gambia: Towards A One-stop Media Regulator

The Point was not on point. Two girls, raped and sexually molested, were in the pages of the newspaper. This breach was gross – ethically and legally. The country was shocked. The doubting Thomases of the new-found press freedom shout from mountain tops: untrained and[Read More…]

by December 6, 2018 0 comments Freedom, Politics, Press Freedom
GPU Mourns Doyen Journalist’s Death

GPU Mourns Doyen Journalist’s Death

Press Release Gambia Press Union Mourns the Death of a Doyen Journalist Suwaebou Conateh November 29, 2018: Fajara: The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has learnt with deep sadness and great shock the sudden death of Mr Swaebou Conateh, a veteran Gambian Journalist and publisher of[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 0 comments News, Press Freedom
Gambia’s MOST IMPORTANT NEWS OUTLET SHOULD SURELY HAVE DONE MUCH BETTER!

Gambia’s MOST IMPORTANT NEWS OUTLET SHOULD SURELY HAVE DONE MUCH BETTER!

When GDC [Gambia Democratic Congress] and Pa Mbai picked GIRIGA Njie [Dawda] for KMC, I wrote that the Old Man (like myself) should have RETIRED GRACEFULLY! “Pa Mbai, please REFUND Papa Njie Girigara of Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC)” Dida Halake Ends

by May 13, 2018 0 comments Press Freedom
ECOWAS Court Rules Against Gambia’s  Draconian Media Laws

ECOWAS Court Rules Against Gambia’s Draconian Media Laws

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Court today ruled that the Gambia’s draconian media laws on sedition, false news and criminal defamation violate the right to freedom of expression. In December 2015, Federation of African Journalists along with four exiled Gambian journalists[Read More…]

by February 14, 2018 1 comment News, Press Freedom
Gambia Will Be Doomed If We …

Gambia Will Be Doomed If We …

  I think the allegation that the APRC loyalists are out to sabotage the new government is 100% true. We have people in the system who make it their duty to undermine the Barrow government without any reasonable justification. These government officials have their collaborators[Read More…]

by April 3, 2017 12 comments Politics, Press Freedom
The SIS And The Dire Need For New National Standards In The Gambia

The SIS And The Dire Need For New National Standards In The Gambia

By Saul Saidykhan We Gambians love our one line labels. Sometimes it doesn’t even matter if there’s any substance to them. Last week, President Barrow through executive fiat, changed the name of the notorious secret State outfit from the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to State[Read More…]

by February 12, 2017 2 comments Press Freedom