The Gambia Press Union (GPU) made the Legal Assistance Policy
(LAP) to provide the legal basis for support to its
members in circumstances in which they would require assistance. The
policy stems from the core mandate of the Union to provide support and
assistance to its membership in the face of adversity and threats which
may hamper their work of gathering and disseminating information.
This Policy draws inspiration from the Constitution and relevant laws of
the Gambia including the Sexual Offences Act 2013, the Criminal Code,
the Labor Act 2007, the Women's Act 2010 as well as the Domestic
Violence Act 2013.
The Code of Conduct was first codified in 2016, providing industry-wide
guidelines for media practitioners. It is reviewed periodically by a
Code of Conduct Committee comprising representatives from media owners,
media academics, practitioners and civil society.
The GPU has provided ethical guidelines on a number of fields of reporting in response to the rapidly growing, changing industry. These guidelines are codified into the Code of Conduct for Media Practitioners
Crime and Courts
GPU Position Paper
Position Paper on Freedom of Information
Position Paper on Regulation
Legal Position Paper
Working Conditions of Young Journalists working for online media
Capacity assessment of Community Radio Stations
Research on Conditions of Service for Media Practitioners
Investigative Journalism in The Gambia
Reporting Children’s Issues
The Gambian Press Union has commissioned this research to provide up-to-date and consistent information the working conditions for journalists and media workers in the Gambia. It provides insight to inform the GPU, education and training providers, employers and the Government on the development of the media industry in the Gambia
This descriptive study was commissioned by the Gambia Press Union and conducted among media practitioners in The Gambia to gather knowledge on Sexual Harassment (SH) and discrimination in the media workplaces with the intent of using the findings to review her policy on sexual harassment.
This report is a joint project between the Gambia Press Union (GPU), Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC), and Panos Institute of Southern Africa (PASf). The project aims to Promote Transparency and Accountability in Electoral Processes in Africa. The report specifically focuses on the extent to which relevant electoral stakeholders proactively disclose electoral information.
The right of Access to Information guaranteed by Article 9 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) is an invaluable component of democracy, as it goes a long way in facilitating participation in public affairs. Its significance is underpinned by the fact that it’s a cross-cutting right necessary for the realisation of other fundamental human rights, including the right to participate in government directly or through freely chosen representatives, as guaranteed by Article 13 of the African Charter.
People need more accurate, reliable information now more than ever. As the world fights the coronavirus pandemic, they would rely on journalists to provide them with such unsullied life-saving informative and educative stories.