The GPU has launched the Affiliates Support Program aimed at building the capacity of registered groups associated with the press union. It’s part of GPU’s Civil Society Fund of Denmark-funded project that was launched in June 2019.
Six member groups will be supported to formulate organisation policy, administration, finance, communication and advocacy.
The Gambia Press Union has started preparations for its annual national journalism award with an inception meeting with the organizing committee.
An inception meeting with the 5th edition of the National Journalism Award organizing committee was held on Friday,13th March 2020, at the GPU secretariat in Fajara.
At least 20 journalists from the print, broadcast and online media houses across the country were recently sensitised on the roles and functions of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, and the National Audit Office.
The National Assembly recently sensitized journalists on their roles and oversight functions of the National Assembly in national budget development and execution processes. The virtual briefing session was attended by a total of 20 journalists from the print, broadcast and online media houses across the country was held on 17th December, 2020.
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.