The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has on December 2, 2021 received a donation of 70 press jackets from the United States Embassy in Banjul.
The jackets were delivered by Susan Solomon, the Public Affairs Officer of the US Embassy, to the President of the GPU, Muhammed S. Bah, at the GPU Secretariat in Fajara.
The Gambia Press Union on November 6, 2021 held a belated commemoration of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists at the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi.
The Day, usually
observed annually on November 2, is
internationally recognized by United Nations. It is meant to draw attention to
the low global conviction rate for violent crimes against journalists and media
The Gambia Press Union on November 6 held its annual National Forum on the Safety of Journalists at the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi.
The forum brings together journalists to discuss their safety concerns and the improvements made in the area of safety.
Since 2019, the GPU made significant efforts to improve the safety of journalists in preparation of the December 4, 2021 presidential elections and beyond.
The Gambia Press Union (GPU) on the 29th October 2021 elected a new board at its triennial congress held at the Paradise Suites Hotel.
Former GPU Vice President, Muhammed M.S. Bah, was elected as the new President after winning thirty-six out of the seventy-three votes.
Bah succeeds Sheriff Bojang Jnr, who served as President of the GPU from September 2018 to October 2021.