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GPU Board, Staff Conclude Annual Planning Retreat

The Executive Board and Staff of the Gambia Press Union (GPU) on Sunday concluded an annual review and planning retreat at the Football Hotel in Yundum.

The event, held from the 6th to 9th January, 2022, is in line with plans to strengthen the operations of the Union, introduce the new board to their mandates and those of the secretariat staff, and to plan for the implementation of programmes aimed at strengthening press freedom and freedom of expression.

Gambia Press Union Receives 70 Press Jackets from US Embassy

The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has on December 2, 2021 received a donation of 70 press jackets from the United States Embassy in Banjul.

The jackets were delivered by Susan Solomon, the Public Affairs Officer of the US Embassy, to the President of the GPU, Muhammed S. Bah, at the GPU Secretariat in Fajara. 

GPU Observe International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

The Gambia Press Union on November 6, 2021 held a belated commemoration of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists at the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi.

The Day, usually observed annually on November 2, is internationally recognized by United Nations. It is meant to draw attention to the low global conviction rate for violent crimes against journalists and media workers

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.