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Access to Information, Elections, Human Rights

  • GPU, CSO Coalition welcome the passing of Access to Information Bill 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.


  • 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).