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Freedom of Expression in The Gambia: a Quiet Transition From the Doldrums of Notoriety to the Doorsteps of Celebrity

Freedom of Expression in The Gambia: a Quiet Transition From the Doldrums of Notoriety to the Doorsteps of Celebrity

A supporter of Gambia President Adama Barrow wave ECOWAS flag during his swearing-in ceremony and the Gambia’s Independence day at Independence Stadium, in Bakau, Gambia February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon – RC1D29499DF0 As the Gambia goes to the polls on December 4, 2021, the MFWA’s[Read More…]

by November 29, 2021 0 comments Press Freedom, Society
Attack On Journalists: GPU Scolds APRC

Attack On Journalists: GPU Scolds APRC

The Gambia Press Union condemned the attack on the cameraman of Fatu Network and reporter for Radio France International (RFI) at the High Court in Banjul Monday afternoon by supporters of the former ruling party. The two journalists were allegedly attacked by the sympathisers of[Read More…]

by July 10, 2019 0 comments Politics, Press Freedom
Editor Tells TRRC ‘Journalists Were The Most Targeted’

Editor Tells TRRC ‘Journalists Were The Most Targeted’

By Abdoulie John  The Editor-in-chief of The Standard newspaper, Lamin Cham, said Monday that journalists were the leading targets of Yahya Jammeh’s two-decade long dictatorship. In his testimony before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC), Mr. Cham said Yahya Jammeh never missed the opportunity[Read More…]

by July 8, 2019 0 comments Politics, Press Freedom
Public Order Still A Pain For Journalists

Public Order Still A Pain For Journalists

By Abdoulie John Gambia Press Union (GPU) President, Sheriff Bojang Jr, has called on public officials to be more open to media practitioners as the country’s Public Service Standing Orders continue to restrict access to information. “Unless journalists are given access to information that is[Read More…]

by May 8, 2019 0 comments Press Freedom, Society

The Gambia: IFJ backs call for journalists to boycott selection process

The IFJ-affiliated Gambia Press Union (GPU) has called on journalists not to comply with new rules imposed on journalists seeking to cover events in the Presidency. The GPU confirmed that the Office of the Director of Press and Public Relations (DPPR) is requiring journalists to[Read More…]

by March 30, 2019 0 comments Press Freedom
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