Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

‘African countries incapable of dealing with terrorism in isolation’

Dr. Abdullahi Shehu (right), Director General of the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), addresses the Security Council meeting on combating terrorism in Africa, 13 May 2013 (Photo Credit: GIABA Communications)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Singer Jizzle and His Kingdom

“The Kingdom embodies a family that binds together fans, investors, musicians and other stakeholders in the music industry, to the worthy effort of supporting in particular Jizzle’s music and Gambian music in general,” Jizzle says.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Coca-Cola ask to extend 'corporate hand' to Gambian media

GPU Secretary General Gibairu Janneh (Photo Credit: MSJoof/TNBES)
Mr Gibairu Janneh has encouraged the Coca-Cola Company to extend its corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the Gambian media on Thursday.

“I urge the Coca-Cola to extend its corporate social responsibility to the Gambian media, especially by supporting young journalists,” the Secretary General of The Gambia Press Union said on May 2, 2013.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Trial of journalist Jobe fails to proceed again, witness is ‘sick’

Alagie Jobe is still in custody from February  2013
The criminal trial against Alagie Jobe, Deputy Editor of the pro-government Daily Observer newspaper has been moved to May 7, 2013 after it failed to proceed once again on Tuesday.

The Kanifing Magistrates Court, which is presiding over the case, was told on April 30 that “first prosecution witness Jawor Darboe is sick”.

Exactly a week ago, the trial could not proceed after it was announced that the police officer has traveled out of The Gambia.


World Press Freedom Day 2013

Theme: Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media.

Policy Dialogue on Freedom of Expression
Friday 3 May 2013 – TANGO Conference Hall
Organized by GPU, TANGO and ICFJ


Amid runaway reports, The Gambia calls home students in India

The Gambia: Fleeing Students Abroad Urged to be Good Ambassadors of Country