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

Posted by youngjournalists07 on February 1, 2012 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0) 
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

Posted by youngjournalists07 on February 1, 2012 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0) 
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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.