Affiliate support, support programme, capacity building, GPU,

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gambia Press Union Has A New Board
  • The Gambia Press Union (GPU) on the 29th October 2021 elected a new board at its triennial congress held at the Paradise Suites Hotel.

    Former GPU Vice President, Muhammed M.S. Bah, was elected as the new President after winning thirty-six out of the seventy-three votes.

    Bah succeeds Sheriff Bojang Jnr, who served as President of the GPU from September 2018 to October 2021. 

  • GPU Board, Staff Conclude Annual Planning Retreat
  • The Executive Board and Staff of the Gambia Press Union (GPU) on Sunday concluded an annual review and planning retreat at the Football Hotel in Yundum.

    The event, held from the 6th to 9th January, 2022, is in line with plans to strengthen the operations of the Union, introduce the new board to their mandates and those of the secretariat staff, and to plan for the implementation of programmes aimed at strengthening press freedom and freedom of expression.