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  • GPU welcomes release of journalists, calls for re-opening of radio stations
  • The Gambia Press Union (GPU) welcomes the release of the four journalists arrested and detained by the police.

    Pa Modou Bojang of Home Digital FM and Gibbi Jallow, Ebrima Jallow and Madiou Jallow all of King FM were arrested on Sunday. They spent two nights incommunicado - without access to family or legal representation - at various police cells.

  • GPU welcomes release of journalists, calls for re-opening of radio stations
  • The Gambia Press Union (GPU) welcomes the release of the four journalists arrested and detained by the police.

    Pa Modou Bojang of Home Digital FM and Gibbi Jallow, Ebrima Jallow and Madiou Jallow all of King FM were arrested on Sunday. They spent two nights incommunicado - without access to family or legal representation - at various police cells.

  • GPU welcomes release of journalists, calls for re-opening of radio stations
  • The Gambia Press Union (GPU) welcomes the release of the four journalists arrested and detained by the police.

    Pa Modou Bojang of Home Digital FM and Gibbi Jallow, Ebrima Jallow and Madiou Jallow all of King FM were arrested on Sunday. They spent two nights incommunicado - without access to family or legal representation - at various police cells.

  • GPU welcomes release of journalists, calls for re-opening of radio stations
  • The Gambia Press Union (GPU) welcomes the release of the four journalists arrested and detained by the police.

    Pa Modou Bojang of Home Digital FM and Gibbi Jallow, Ebrima Jallow and Madiou Jallow all of King FM were arrested on Sunday. They spent two nights incommunicado - without access to family or legal representation - at various police cells.

  • Affiliates Support Programme launched to support member organisations
  • The GPU has launched the Affiliates Support Program aimed at building the capacity of registered groups associated with the press union. It’s part of GPU’s Civil Society Fund of Denmark-funded project that was launched in June 2019.

    Six member groups will be supported to formulate organisation policy, administration, finance, communication and advocacy.


  • Affiliates Support Programme launched to support member organisations
  • The GPU has launched the Affiliates Support Program aimed at building the capacity of registered groups associated with the press union. It’s part of GPU’s Civil Society Fund of Denmark-funded project that was launched in June 2019.

    Six member groups will be supported to formulate organisation policy, administration, finance, communication and advocacy.


  • Affiliates Support Programme launched to support member organisations
  • The GPU has launched the Affiliates Support Program aimed at building the capacity of registered groups associated with the press union. It’s part of GPU’s Civil Society Fund of Denmark-funded project that was launched in June 2019.

    Six member groups will be supported to formulate organisation policy, administration, finance, communication and advocacy.


  • Affiliates Support Programme launched to support member organisations
  • The GPU has launched the Affiliates Support Program aimed at building the capacity of registered groups associated with the press union. It’s part of GPU’s Civil Society Fund of Denmark-funded project that was launched in June 2019.

    Six member groups will be supported to formulate organisation policy, administration, finance, communication and advocacy.


  • Affiliates Support Programme launched to support member organisations
  • The GPU has launched the Affiliates Support Program aimed at building the capacity of registered groups associated with the press union. It’s part of GPU’s Civil Society Fund of Denmark-funded project that was launched in June 2019.

    Six member groups will be supported to formulate organisation policy, administration, finance, communication and advocacy.


  • GPU begins preparations for 2020 National Journalism Awards
  • The Gambia Press Union has started preparations for its annual national journalism award with an inception meeting with the organizing committee.
    An inception meeting with the 5th edition of the National Journalism Award organizing committee was held on Friday,13th March 2020, at the GPU secretariat in Fajara.

  • GPU begins preparations for 2020 National Journalism Awards
  • The Gambia Press Union has started preparations for its annual national journalism award with an inception meeting with the organizing committee.
    An inception meeting with the 5th edition of the National Journalism Award organizing committee was held on Friday,13th March 2020, at the GPU secretariat in Fajara.

  • GPU begins preparations for 2020 National Journalism Awards
  • The Gambia Press Union has started preparations for its annual national journalism award with an inception meeting with the organizing committee.
    An inception meeting with the 5th edition of the National Journalism Award organizing committee was held on Friday,13th March 2020, at the GPU secretariat in Fajara.

  • GPU Board, Staff Trained on Monitoring and Evaluation
  • The executive board and staff of Gambia Press Union (GPU) on Saturday, 25 April, ended a three-day training on monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded projects in line with its strategic plan of strengthening the institutional capacity of the union.

    The 15-participant training at TANGO Conference Hall observed social distancing in the sitting arrangement, and in addition, face masks and sanitisers were provided.

  • Press Release
  • GPU re-echoes call for journalism without fear or favour

    Banjul, May 03: Today marks the 27th edition of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD). May 3rd has been set aside by the United Nations to pay tribute to journalism and journalists who have been killed in line of duty.

  • GPU holds 14th anniversary of Deyda Hydara
  • The Gambia Press Union on Sunday, 23 December 2018, held a symposium in commemoration of the 14th anniversary of the assassination of Deyda Hydara, co-owner of The Point newspaper.

    The theme for this year’s anniversary was: ‘Safety of Journalists: National Response to End Crimes against Journalists’ and it was held at Djembe Beach Hotel.

  • GPU Presents Position Paper to Constitutional Review Commission
  • The Gambia Press Union (GPU) on Monday December 31, 2018, submitted to the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) a position paper seeking constitutional guarantees for media and freedom of expression rights.

    The GPU delegation, led by the Union president, Sheriff Bojang Jr., was received at the CRC offices by the chairman of the Commission, Justice Cherno Sulayman Jallow and his commissioners and staff, including the Executive Secretary, Mr Omar Jobe. 

  • Gambian media has self-regulatory body
  • The Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure, Ebrima Sillah, on Sunday, 23 December 2018, launched an independent voluntary self-regulatory body for the Gambian media.

    The Media Council of The Gambia is an initiative pioneered by the Gambia Press Union with the support of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) with the objective of promoting and upholding the highest professional standards for journalism in The Gambia.

  • Media Council swears in Executive Secretary, Ethics Panel
  • GPU, FAJARA: May 14: The Media Council of The Gambia (MCG) has sworn-in Mr Junkung

    Jobarteh as Executive Secretary at a low-key event held today - Thursday May 14 - at the

    headquarters of the Gambia Press Union (GPU) in Fajara.

  • GPU Board, Staff Trained on Resource Mobilization
  • The executive board and staff of the Gambia Press Union on Saturday, 20th June 2020, ended a two-day training on Fundraising. The training was designed to enhance the capacity of GPU in resource mobilization in order to implement its activities for the members

  • Cluster Members Trained on Access to Information
  • Gambia Press Union on Friday July 3rd ended a three-day sensitization workshop on Access to Information 2019 draft Bill, with members of the coalition of civil society organisations at the NaNA conference hall in Fajara. 

    The workshop is in line with series of activities scheduled to compliment the process of the development and passage of the Bill. All the necessary COVID19 measures were observed during the training.

  • GPU Advocacy Training
  • The Gambia Press Union the advocate for journalists over the last months embarked on a series of training. Board members and staff on the 17th and 18th July were trained on advocacy.

  • Budgeting On Microsoft Excel
  • The Union understands that to effectively develop journalists and media practitioners, it has to build the capacity of its staff and board members hence the need for bi-monthly trainings.

  • Review and validation of sexual harassment research findings and policy
  • The Gambia Press Union after the review and validation of its sexual harassment research findings and policy held a 4 days training on gender and sexual harassment for editors, producers, senior managers, reporters and presenters to sensitize them on gender, sexual harassment and discrimination.

  • One Day National Forum on Access to Information
  • The Gambia Press Union in collaboration with the civil society coalition held a daylong national consultation on access to information, attended by 50 stakeholders, including government and civil society representatives.

  • National Assembly Sensitizes Journalists
  • The National Assembly recently sensitized journalists on their roles and oversight functions of the National Assembly in national budget development and execution processesThe virtual briefing session was attended by a total of 20 journalists from the print, broadcast and online media houses across the country was held on 17th December, 2020.


  • GPU Board, Staff Hold Annual Planning Retreat
  • The executive board and staff of the Gambia Press Union (GPU) held their annual review and planning retreat at the FIFA Hotel in Yundum from the 5 to 6 February, 2021.

    The event is in line with plans to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Union.



  • 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 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 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 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.


  • World Press Freedom Day 2021 Statement
  • Gambia Press Union Statement on World Press Freedom Day, 3rd May 2021

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration, which was developed by African journalists pressing for a free, independent, and pluralistic African press. The Declaration ultimately gave birth to the commemoration of World Press Freedom Day in 1991. 

  • GPU, CSO Coalition welcome the passing of Access to Information Bill 2021
  • The Gambia Press Union and the Civil Society Coalition on Access to Information welcome the passing of the Access to Information Bill 2021 by the National Assembly on Thursday, July 1, 2021.


    If the Bill is granted presidential assent, it will be the first time in the history of The Gambia for right of access to information to be legally recognized as a human right.  Globally, over 120 countries have such legislation and The Gambia has become the last country in English-speaking West Africa to have one.


  • GPU, CSO Coalition welcome the passing of Access to Information Bill 2021
  • The Gambia Press Union and the Civil Society Coalition on Access to Information welcome the passing of the Access to Information Bill 2021 by the National Assembly on Thursday, July 1, 2021.


    If the Bill is granted presidential assent, it will be the first time in the history of The Gambia for right of access to information to be legally recognized as a human right.  Globally, over 120 countries have such legislation and The Gambia has become the last country in English-speaking West Africa to have one.


  • GPU, CSO Coalition welcome the passing of Access to Information Bill 2021
  • The Gambia Press Union and the Civil Society Coalition on Access to Information welcome the passing of the Access to Information Bill 2021 by the National Assembly on Thursday, July 1, 2021.


    If the Bill is granted presidential assent, it will be the first time in the history of The Gambia for right of access to information to be legally recognized as a human right.  Globally, over 120 countries have such legislation and The Gambia has become the last country in English-speaking West Africa to have one.


  • GPU, CSO Coalition welcome the passing of Access to Information Bill 2021
  • The Gambia Press Union and the Civil Society Coalition on Access to Information welcome the passing of the Access to Information Bill 2021 by the National Assembly on Thursday, July 1, 2021.


    If the Bill is granted presidential assent, it will be the first time in the history of The Gambia for right of access to information to be legally recognized as a human right.  Globally, over 120 countries have such legislation and The Gambia has become the last country in English-speaking West Africa to have one.