Press Freedom, Freedom of Expression, Safety, Welfare

  • GPU Board, Staff Trained on Legal Assistance, Membership Welfare Policies
  • The executive board and staff of the Gambia Press Union (GPU) on 23rd April, 2020 ended a day-long training on the Legal Assistance, and Membership Welfare policies. The training intended to increase the knowledge and understanding of the participants of the two policies and how they could be effectively implemented.

  • GPU Statement on the Arbitrary Arrest of Journalist Yusef Taylor
  • Fajara, 7 July, 2022The 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).

  • PRESS STATEMENT: GPU Urges GRTS to Rescind Directive Censoring Coverage of Industrial Action
  • 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.