Fajara, September 16, 2022: The Gambia Press Union is concerned by the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS)’s act of censorship in an editorial policy update which seeks to ignore voices of people and organisations calling for better working conditions.
The memo, signed by the Director General of GRTS, Malick Jeng, and dated 12th September, 2022, orders all staff of the News and Current Affairs Department to cease providing a platform to all organisers of industrial action in all sectors.
The Media Council of The Gambia (MCG) in collaboration with the Gambia Press Union (GPU), with funding from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), over the weekend engaged media managers and editors in a forum on media ethics.
The August 26 and 27, 2022 engagements held at the Baobab Hotel in Bijilo were attended by 30 media managers and editors from the mix of mass media.
The Media Council of The Gambia (MCG), in partnership with the Gambia Press Union (GPU) and the Gambia Media Support (GAMES), on Tuesday held a daylong forum on journalism ethics with media managers.
The August 23, 2022 forum held at the Baobab Hotel in Bijilo was attended by 15 media managers. It is funded as part of a GPU project supported by Civil Society in Development (CISU).
Fajara, 7 July, 2022 – The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has received official reports that on the 5th of July 2022, Yusef Taylor, a journalist who is also the Editor-in-Chief of Gainako Online, was arbitrarily arrested and reportedly charged with “obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty”.
Mr. Taylor was detained at the Senegambia Police Station for four hours after attempting to report on the latest arrest of Neneh Freda Gomez and Lamin Sey of the medical charity, Global Home of Medical Mission (Global HoMM).