press freedom, journalist arrest, 3 Years Jotna,

  • 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 Validates Research on Hate Speech in Gambian Media
  • The Gambia Press Union (GPU) in partnership with the University of the Gambia Students’ Union (UTGSU) on 18th September, 2021 reviewed and validated a study on the prevalence of hate speech in the Gambian media.


  • Journalists Sensitized on Tackling Hate Speech
  • The Gambia Press Union in partnership with Beakanyang and with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is conducting three sets of sensitisation workshops for journalists on hate speech.

  • 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

  • IWD 2022: GPU Calls for Gender Equality in Gambian Media
  • PRESS STATEMENT: Fajara, March 8, 2022 - The Gambia Press Union (GPU) joins the world to mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD 2022) under the themeGender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.

    While this year’s theme recognises the contribution of women and girls who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all, the GPU believes it is important to highlight the gender inequalities that exist in the Gambian media.

  • GPU Statement on the Arbitrary Arrest of Journalist Yusef Taylor
  • Fajara, 7 July, 2022The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has received official reports that on the 5th of July 2022, Yusef Taylor, a journalist who is also the Editor-in-Chief of Gainako Online, was arbitrarily arrested and reportedly charged with “obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty”.

    Mr. Taylor was detained at the Senegambia Police Station for four hours after attempting to report on the latest arrest of Neneh Freda Gomez and Lamin Sey of the medical charity, Global Home of Medical Mission (Global HoMM).