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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 Senior Programme Officer for Freedom […]

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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 the Alliance for Patriotic, Reorientation […]

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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 to lambast journalist. Cham gave […]

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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 crucial to the country, rumours, […]

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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 the Gambia News and Report […]