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Gambia ALERT: Talk Show Host Detained Beyond Legal Limit of 72 Hours

Screengrab photo: Sisawo speaks on the Badinya Kaacha SO5 EP29 on Saturday September 30, 2023. Alagie Bora Sissawo, a culture and society talk show co-host on Kerr Fatou, is being…

Gambia ALERT: Gambian President Threatens Press Freedom, Freedom of Expression & Democracy

President Barrow was elected in 2016 on a campaign promises of press freedom and freedom of expression, and promised to uphold these shortly after his election. Gambia’s President, Adama Barrow,…

Gambia ALERT: Talk Show Host Rearrested, Whereabouts Uknown

Screengrab photo: Sisawo speaks on the Badinya Kaacha SO5 EP29 on Saturday September 30, 2023. The Police in the Gambia have revoked the bail granted to Alagie Bora Sissawo, an…

GPU Trains Grassroots Civil Society Activists on Access to Information Law

By Musa Sarjo A two-day training of grassroots civil society activists on the use of the Access to Information Act, 2021 as an advocacy tool to promote transparency and accountability

Gambia Stakeholders Review Draft Simplified Access to Information Law

In August 2023, the Gambia Press Union (GPU) hired a consultant to simplify the most important sections of the law into a non-technical, commonly used everyday language that will be

Gambia ALERT: Journalist Called for Questioning by Police Datained By Anti-Crime Unit

Gambian journalist, Bakary Mankajang, who was called for questioning by a police officer and asked to report at the Fajikunda Police station on Wednesday, is being detained by the Police

Statement by the Civil Society Coalition (CSO) on Access to Information on the 2nd Year Anniversary of the Signing of the Access to Information Act, 2021

Date: 25th August, 2023 Venue: Ministry of Information Conference Hall, Kanifing Good morning, The Honourable Minister of Information President of the Gambia Press Union The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information

GPU Train Community Journalists on Use of Access to Information Law

By Mammy Saidykhan A two-day training of community radio journalists on the use of the Access to Information Act, 2021 for news reporting and ensuring transparency in local governance opened

WORKSHOP ON JOURNALISM TRUST INITIATIVE FOR MEDIA PUBLISHERS AND MANAGERS IN THE GAMBIA

June 20, 2023: The Gambia Press Union (GPU) facilitated a daylong Workshop conducted by Reporters sans frontières (RSF) / Reporters Without Borders (RWB) on Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI) for Media

Training on Crime and Court Reporting for 40 Journalists Opens Monday

The Gambia Press Union (GPU) in collaboration with the Young Journalists Association (YJAG) on Monday (June 5, 2023) began a training on crime and court reporting for 40 journalists. With

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