years on this May, M.B. Jones’s strong editorial statement is still
relevant in today’s Gambia, a developing country where a small
independent press is stifled. |
taken by משתמש:Hmbr (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Historical chronicles about Mr Jones writing and journalism has shown him to be radical and an activist journalist who wrote with authority.
In a recent account, a Gambian historian described him as having combined “crusading journalism with militant politics and trade unionism to challenge British colonial rule.”
But what did the man popularly known as “M.B. Jones”, whose work pre and post colonialism included the fight for a free and independent press, meant by (a fearless, outspoken, unbiased newspaper… indispensable tool for progress)?