Sunday, 9 December 2012


The deadline for Gambian applications for UK Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship programme run by the UK Government has recently been extended.  

Every year the British High Commission to The Gambia sends two Gambian students to the UK for a fully funded one year masters degree programme at a university of their choice.  (There are currently two Gambian students in the UK studying advanced economics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.)

The deadline has just been extended to 02nd January 2013 meaning potential students now have more time to apply.  Students must pass an English Language Test before they will be awarded a scholarship.  

Monday, 24 September 2012

4 YJAG Members attends media freedom and responsibility training in Ghana

L-R: Ceesay, Faye, Jahateh, & Bah at the Tarmac, Banjul Intl' Airport/PHOTO:Facebook

  By Modou S. Joof / YJAG Member

Four YJAG members on September 16 left Banjul for Accra, Ghana, to attend a two-week intensive course on “Freedom and Responsibility in the Media.”

They are Lamin Jahateh, YJAG Secretary General and an editor at the MarketPlace Business Newspaper, Yussuf Ceesy, Co-opted members of YJAG executive and a reported for The Point newspaper, Binta Bah,a judicial correspondent for The Daily News Newspaper, and Amie Faye, a reporter for the Gambia News & Report Magazine.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Welcome Remarks by Mr. Modou S. Joof, President of YJAG

L-R: Mr. Cherno Jallow, Veteran journalist & Media Consultant, YJAG President Mr. Joof & GPU Vice President, Baboucarr Ceesay: PHOTO/Omar Wally
On the occasion of the 5th Anniversary of the association @ the Secretariat of the Gambia Press Union, William Dixon Colley Memorial Hall, Fajara – Sunday 16th September, 2012 

Monday, 10 September 2012



On 16th September this year, the Young Journalists Association of The Gambia will be five years old and as such the association is to hold a day-long symposium on the day at the new secretariat of the Gambia Press Union, in Fajara, to mark the anniversary.

A news release from the association has it that the theme of this year’s anniversary is: “Promoting Professionalism Through Capacity Building”, and a number of lectures in line with theme are to be delivered on the day by veteran journalists in the country.

Friday, 3 August 2012

YJAG gets new advisory board

Seated: Members of the Board. Standing: The YJAG Executive Committee
By Lamin Jahateh / YJAG member
The Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG) has recently inaugurated a new board of advisers that is to provide strategic guidance and a thoughtful advice for the association to help ensure that it remains true to its aims, mission and vision.

Held on 19th July at the new secretariat of the Gambia Press Union in Fajara, the ceremony was graced by various media chiefs in the country, the executive director of the GPU, and a cross section of media practitioners.

Saturday, 14 July 2012




A new board of advisers for the Young Journalists Association of the Gambia(YJAG) will be inaugurated on Thursday, July 19 at a ceremony to be held at thenew secretariat of the Gambia Press Union in Fajara.

Monday, 13 February 2012

YJAG executive begins familiarisation tour

New YJAG Executive Committee
L-R-seated: Bakai Njie, Modou S. Joof,
Mariam Saine, Lamin Jahateh
Standing: Fatou Jallow, Omar Wally, 
Amadou Wuyeh Manga & Sulayman Ceesay

By Bekai Njie / YJAG member

The new executive members of the Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG), last Tuesday began courtesy calls on media chiefs in the country. The aim of their visit is to solicit the support of the media chiefs in empowering young journalists in the media fraternity. 

Friday, 10 February 2012

YJAG Trains College Press Corps on Basic Journalism


TheGambia College Press Club recently organised a day-long “Training on BasicJournalism” for its members at the College Campus in Brikama, theregional capital of the West Coast Region.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Local agency wants Gambia government to criminalise FGM

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Procession Against FGM

 By Modou S. Joof / YJAG Member

 A local human rights agency in Banjul, the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP) has called on the government to enact a specific law to protect girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Media Watchdog calls on authorities to stop 'harassing reporter'

Reporter Momodou S. Jallow of The Daily News

By Modou S. Joof / YJAG Member
“Gambian police must immediately stop harassing Momodou Jallow for giving voice to farmers’ grievances,” Africa Advocacy Coordinator for the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ Mohamed Keita said. “Repeatedly summoning a journalist to court and threatening him with charges is intimidation designed to silence criticism.”

Gambian Journalist Trial Resumes Monday

The Daily News Reporter, Momodou S. Jallow
By Modou S. Joof / YJAG Member

The Daily News reporter Momodou S. Jallow is due to make his 2nd appearance in court on Monday February 6, 2012, following allegations of criminal defamation against a local chief, Mamadou Lamin Baldeh, in an article captioned: "Presidential Hajj Package Scandal Chief Baldeh Allegedly Bribes Lover”.

Jallow was arraigned on  January 24, 2012 before a provincial magistrate in the town of Bansang. "His case however, did not proceed as the court was busy with other matters," an unnamed source told the Daily News.  

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

YJAG executive pays courtesy call on The Point Newspaper

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Friday, January 13, 2012
YJAG Executive Committee poses
with The Point Newspaper

By Yusuf Ceesay / YJAG member

The new executive of the Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG) yesterday paid a courtesy call to the management of The Point newspaper in Bakau as part of their ongoing familiarization tour of media institutions and partners.

Interviewing tips for journalists

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(MediaHelping Media) - Always be polite, know what you want, do your research, listen to the person you are interviewing and remain alert for unexpected news angles - just a few tips for getting a strong interview.