Nine prisoners executed in the Gambia

9 prisoners have been executed since President Jammeh on the muslim festival Eid announced the execution of all death row inmates by the middle of September 2012. Shocking and tragic news in The Gambia’s history, which marks the end of 27-year period without executions. Read more on BBC News: Nine Gambia prisoners executed amid rights … Læs mere Nine prisoners executed in the Gambia

Gambia Press Union deplores closure of Teranga FM

Wednesday 14. August around midnight armed forces assailed the independent radiostation Teranga FM. Soldiers from The National Intelligence Unit demanded the radio closed immediately. The Director of the radio, Ismaila Ceesay, was offered no explanation, but he assumes closure is related to the radio stations’ interview with an opposition leader. In the interview, he accuses … Læs mere Gambia Press Union deplores closure of Teranga FM

Nominated for the Nairobi-prize

Gambia Media Support has been nominated for the prize “Nairobi-prisen” – a recognition of contributions to journalism in the developing world. The prize, Nairobi-prisen, is given by the Danish Union of Global journalists, Nairobi-klubben, to a person, a group or an organization, which has brought conditions in poor countries to the attention of Danish media … Læs mere Nominated for the Nairobi-prize

Two journalism educations on the way

By offering a bachelor programme in journalism and communication already this summer, the University of the Gambia is overtaking the 2 year long basic journalism education that the Gambia Press Union-Gambia Media Support project has been preparing since April and that is to start in January-February 2013. However, as the basic journalism education programme of … Læs mere Two journalism educations on the way