Gambia Press Union pays for release of board member

The Gambia Press Union paid in November 100,000 Dalasis (approximately 3,300 US Dollars) for the release of GPU board member, Mr. Saikou Ceesay, who works for The Daily News. Mr. Ceesay was arrested due to the fact that he stood as a surety for another journalist, the former Daily Observer Sports editor Nanama Keita, who … Læs mere Gambia Press Union pays for release of board member

Summer school in photojournalism

With ten new cameras in her luggage, photojournalism student and volunteer in Gambia Media Support, Liv Høybye, arrived in Banjul to give a summer-school course in photojournalism for our Gambian students and colleagues. Read her story and see the student’s outcome of the workshop in this article. A bonus workshop in photojournalism By Liv Høybye … Læs mere Summer school in photojournalism

Former GPU-president charged with treason

Prosecutors on July 19 2011 charged the former president of the Gambia Press Union with treason for attempting to overthrow the government of President Yahya Jammeh, writes the French news agency  AFP. Ndey Tapha Sosseh, who was the chief of the media body until her replacement last month, is currently living in exile in Mali. … Læs mere Former GPU-president charged with treason

International report: Gambia – a climate of fear

Geneva-Paris, July 22 2011 As The Gambia celebrates its national holiday the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), publishes an international fact-finding mission report on the situation of human rights defenders in The Gambia. Human … Læs mere International report: Gambia – a climate of fear