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  • Criminal Code
  • Information and Communication Act
  • Newspaper Registration Act
  • Public Order Act
  • Terrorism Offences Act
  • Children’s Act
  • Women’s Act
  • Domestic Violence Act
  • Sexual Offences Act
  • Official Secrets Act
  • GRTS Act


  • National Information and Communication Policy


  • Research on media laws by Article 19
  • EU Capacity Assessment


Case Studies

  • GPU vs State
  • GPU vs State
  • FAJ vs State





  • 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.
  • GPU Legal Assistance and Membership Policy

  • 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.
  • GPU Workplace Sexual Harassment Policy

Code of Conduct for media practitioners

  • 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.
  • Cherno Jallow Charter of Ethics for Journalists

  • 2020
  • 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
  • Migration
  • Reporting children
  • Gender-based violence
  • Crime and Courts
  • Online journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Elections
  • 2016
  • Gender-based violence
  • Children’s reporting

Policy Briefs

  • 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
  • GPU Collective Bargaining Agreement working draft

  • Investigative Journalism in The Gambia This research is carried on behalf of the Gambia Press Union (GPU) and the University of The Gambia Students’ Union (UTGSU). The task is to establish the magnitude and map out the ecosystem of hate speech in the Gambia media, covering both legacy media and social media. Further, to suggest ways of tackling it.
  • Research on hate speech in the Gambia Media

  • 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

  • GPU Research Report on the Working Conditions of Media Workers 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.

Strategic Plans

  • GPU Strategy 2019-2022
  • Gambia Media Reforms Strategy
  • Strategy for Freedom of Information Coalition


  • Books
  • Reports
  • 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 State of Access to Information and Elections in The Gambia

  • 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 realization 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.
  • Guidelines on Access to Information and Election in Africa

  • State of Press Freedom
  • Congress Report
  • Submission to TRRC
  • Submission to CRC
  • Submission to UPR
    • 2019
    • 2014
    • 2010


  • African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights

Training manuals                                                                                                       

  • Handbook on reporting on public finance
  • Handbook on Security Sector Reforms
  • Manual on Safety

  • 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.
  •  GPU Coronavirus Safety and Reporting Guide for Journalist


  • Elections Reporting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Media Law
  • Media Ethics
  • Online Journalism
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Conflict Sensitive Reporting
  • Gender
  • Children’s reporting



Gambia Press Union Cooperative Credit Union







  • New Allotment Area, Fajara
  • P. O. Box 1440, Banjul, The Gambia
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Tel: +220 4498215


1. Personal Information

2. Employer

3. Are you a member of the Gambia Press Union?

4. Identification

Which of the following best describes you?
I am a:

5. How many percent of your incomes comes from journalism?

6. What are you applying for?

Tick all that applies

7. Are you applying as an individual journalist?

8. If you are applying as part of a media house, please state the name of the institution and address of the institution as well as the telephone number of the editor-in-chief?

9. If you are applying as part of a GPU-affiliated media association, please state the name and telephone number of the association’s president?

10. Reference

Each applicant must submit the names of two referees, at least of one whom must be a GPU member.



11. Please attached the following documents:

For staff:

For freelancers:
For non-Gambians, either resident or visiting:
For student journalists:

12. Declaration:

I hereby declare that the information given in this form are true and I am aware that any information found to be inaccurate can lead to the nullification of my membership. I promised to abide by the rules and regulations governing the union.

For the Ethics Committee only:

(Ethics Committee Chairperson)