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GPU Welcomes Sentencing of Ousman Sonko Over Torture of Journalists

OUSMAN SONKO - Photo by TRIAL International (Banjul, 15 May, 2024) - The Gambia Press Union (GPU) welcomes today’s verdict and sentencing of former Interior Minister Ousman Sonko in Switzerland…

GPU Urges Gambia Government to Consider Public Funding for Media

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 2024 STATEMENT

GPU Welcomes Sentencing of Bai Lowe for Murder of Deyda Hydara

(Banjul, 30 Nov., 2023) – The Gambia Press Union (GPU) welcomes today’s verdict and sentencing of Bai Lowe, a former death squad member under ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh, to life imprisonment

GPU Urges Police to Drop Charges Against Madi Jobarteh

Madi Jobarteh (Center with microphone), speaks at a forum with reporters and editors on ethical journalism organised by the Media Council of The Gambia and the GPU in August 2022.…

Gambia: High Court Rules Police Violated Talk Show Host’s Rights

Screengrab photo: Sisawo speaks on the Badinya Kaacha SO5 EP29 on Saturday September 30, 2023. The Gambia Press Union (GPU) welcomes today’s High Court Ruling in favour of Alagie Bora…

GPU Renews Call to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Gambian journalist, Malick B.Cham, visibly injured, was assaulted by supporters of the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) on 31st May, 2023. No one has been held responsible. Fajara (Gambia), November…

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…

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

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