The Minister for Information and Communication Infrastructure, Mr Demba Ali Jawo, and Permanent Secretary, Lamin Camara, on Friday April 21 – received members of the Executive Board of the Gambia Press Union (GPU).
The courtesy visit by the GPU aims to discuss issues relating to press freedom and media development in The Gambia.
During the meeting, the Ministry and the GPU discussed at length, and have arrived at common grounds, on a number of reforms that should happen around laws and policies that affect in particular the operations of media in the country. The Ministry and the GPU, therefore, agreed to work closely in conducting reforms.
The GPU also took the opportunity to brief the Ministry on its upcoming commemoration of World Press Freedom Day, which this year, will feature a march past, symposium and national journalism awards.
The Ministry was also updated on the GPU’s ongoing projects sponsored by the National Endowment for Democracy, United Nations Democracy Fund, EU-UNESCO, and Danish Government through GAMES.
The ministry was informed that through these projects, the GPU will be able to improve journalism education and practice in the country, while contributing to create an enabling environment for freedom of expression in the Gambia.
The GPU delegation was led by the President, Bai Emil Touray, accompanied by two of his assistants Namory Trawally and Modou Kanteh, as well as Secretary General, Saikou Jammeh