Tag: world press freedom day

Editorial, News

Honoring Our Heroes: Observing World Press Freedom Day: The X Generation Sets the Benchmark for Gambian Journalism

Fatoumatta: We should honor the brave souls who have fought for press freedom and freedom of expression in the Gambia. These valiant individuals, at great personal risk, have tirelessly sought the truth. While it’s impossible to list every legend, their lasting impact on our society is clear. They serve as […]

Editorial, News

WPFD 2024 Theme: “A Press for the Planet: Journalism in the Face of the Environmental Crisis”

Fatoumatta: Worldwide, governments and press organizations mark World Press Freedom Day with significant fanfare, including issuing statements, holding symposia, and organizing marches. Has President Adama Barrow or his Information and Propaganda Minister made any statements commemorating World Press Freedom Day in The Gambia? On this day, governments, ministers responsible for […]

Editorial, Human Rights, News

World Press Freedom Day May 3, 2022 Theme: “Journalism Under Digital Siege”

Mamudu: According to a report compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the Gambian media has tremendously progressed; in 2022, the World Press Freedom Index report favorably moved the Gambia in its rankings to the 50th position compared to two years ago from 80th out of 189 countries. Amid a worldwide […]