News during 1 July 2020

  • Cluster Members Trained on Access to Information
  • Jul 01, 2020
  • Gambia Press Union on Friday July 3rd ended a three-day sensitization workshop on Access to Information 2019 draft Bill, with members of the coalition of civil society organisations at the NaNA conference hall in Fajara. 

    The workshop is in line with series of activities scheduled to compliment the process of the development and passage of the Bill. All the necessary COVID19 measures were observed during the training.

  • GPU, CSO Coalition welcome the passing of Access to Information Bill 2021
  • Jul 01, 2021
  • The Gambia Press Union and the Civil Society Coalition on Access to Information welcome the passing of the Access to Information Bill 2021 by the National Assembly on Thursday, July 1, 2021.

    If the Bill is granted presidential assent, it will be the first time in the history of The Gambia for right of access to information to be legally recognized as a human right.  Globally, over 120 countries have such legislation and The Gambia has become the last country in English-speaking West Africa to have one.