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 Holds Annual National Forum on Safety of Journalists
  • 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. 

  • 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).