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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba - Part 1

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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Media Agenda to train 50 radio journalists
Media Agenda to train 50 radio journalists

Media Agenda, a non-profit media training and research NGO, is to train 50 radio journalists from 7 to 11 December 2015 at Kunta Kinteh Camp in Juffureh...

By Halimatou Ceesay

SJAG 6th Sports Award moved to April 10
SJAG 6th Sports Award moved to April 10

The 6th Annual Award Ceremony organised by the Sports Journalists' Association of The Gambia (SJAG) has been moved to 10 April at the Ocean Bay Hotel by the event's organising body...

Gambian editor held over political defections article
Gambian editor held over political defections article

Gambian police arrested a newspaper editor on Monday over an article about politicians deserting the ruling party, a security source and his staff said.

Broadcast journalist held without charge in Gambia
Broadcast journalist held without charge in Gambia

Gambian authorities should immediately release Fatou Camara, a journalist who has been held incommunicado since 17 September, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The government has not disclosed Camara's whereabouts or any charges against her, according to news reports.

Gambian media law restricts internet freedom

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns an amendment to a media law adopted by the Gambian parliament that imposes lengthy prison sentences and heavy fines on individuals who use the internet in any capacity to criticize government officials.

Journalists speak on training at GPU

The aftermath of the three-day intensive training at GPU [Gambia Press Union] secretariat that brought to the end the lively interactions among different media practitioners ranging from newspaper journalists, magazines, electronic media and online journalists on scintillating subject matters that were chosen by the Gambia journalists umbrella body like gender reporting, reporting on children's issues and those marginalized in the society in a more ethical and professional manner.

By Kebba Jeffang

Search for bravest women journalists
Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Three media houses still closed

Three media houses, Taranga FM, Daily News and The Standard have remained closed since their closures - on 14 August 2012 in the case of Taranga FM, and 14 September in the case of Daily News and The Standard.

By Abdoulie G. Dibba

New YJAG Board inaugurated

The new board of advisers of the Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG) was on Thursday last week inaugurated at the Gambia Press Union secretariat in Fajara.

APAI calls on ACHPR to advance the right to access information

The African Platform on Access to Information (APAI), an intercontinental initiative to promote access to information on the continent, took the campaign a step further in its address to the 51st session of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights.

MISA stresses need for access to information in Africa

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) on 15 April 2012 bemoaned the current state of access to information in Africa, citing the negative impact the glaring lack of information is having on the citizenry. This observation was made during the ongoing NGO Forum of the 51st Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) in the Gambian capital of Banjul.

Gambian journalist charged with defamation

BANJUL, GAMBIA: A journalist has been arrested and charged with defamation in the tiny west African nation of Gambia, police said yesterday, 12 January 2012, after he wrote an article accusing a local chief of mismanaging public funds.

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative
CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.