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Media

Laws

  • 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

Policies

  • National Information and Communication Policy

Research

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

Guidelines

Case Studies

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

Books

GPU

Constitution

  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2011


Policies

  • 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.
  • Workplace sexual harassment policy for the media in The Gambia


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

Research

  • 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

  • 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.

  • GPU research report on sexual harassment and discrimination in media agencies in The Gambia

Strategic Plans

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

Publications

  • 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

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

Statements

  • 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

Presentations

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

Articles

Form

Gambia Press Union Cooperative Credit Union

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO SAVE MONTHLY:

NEXT OF KIN:

A.

B.

APPROVED BY

  • New Allotment Area, Fajara
  • P. O. Box 1440, Banjul, The Gambia
  • Email: pressuniongambia@gmail.com
  • Website: www.gambiapressunion.org
  • Tel: +220 4498215

APPLICATION for PRESS CARD and PRESS JACKET

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.

1.

2.

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)