Saturday, 21 September 2013

YJAG 6th Anniversary and 3rd Congress: The Secretary General's Activity Report

YJAG Secretary General Lamin Jahateh

The Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG) is an independent non-profit making organization.  The association was formed by a group of young journalist with foresight and vision who thought it wise to come together to promote mutual understanding and the general wellbeing of young journalists in the country.  The association is legally registered with the Attorney General’s Chamber on 16th September, 2007. 


Newly elected YJAG Executive Committee: L-R: Standing: Momodou S. Jallow, Yaya B. Baldeh, and Musa Fatty. Seated: Sulayman Ceesay, Nyima Jadama, Nfamara Jawneh, Amie Faye, and Hally Omar Mendy (Photo Credit: Lamin Jahateh/YJAG/Globe-FPI/Gambia News Online)
The Young Journalists Association of The Gambia, YJAG, on Saturday elected a new Executive Committee to run the affairs of the association until 2016.
Various positions were elected unopposed. Nfamara Jawneh, a founding president of YJAG, was elected unopposed as the new YJAG President. Jawneh's intention to run for presidency following his nomination - show the withdrawal of Bekai Njie, the outgoing YJAG 1st Vice President. Mr Jawneh, a Deputy Editor of The Point was President of YJAG from 2007-2009. 
Nyima Jadama, former Public Relations Officer, PRO, of YJAG is elected 1st Vice President. She works at Star FM radio, Ms Amie Faye of News & Report Magazine is elected 2nd Vice President, The Voice Newspaper's Sulayman Ceesay, a former Treasurer of YJAG is now the new Secretary General.

YJAG 6th Anniversary and 3rd Congress: The Treasurer's Report

Flanked by YJAG outgoing Secretary General Lamin Janateh and GPU 1st Vice President Baboucarr Ceesay, YJAG Treasurer (outgoing) Sulayman Ceesay delivers financial report (Photo Credit: Modou S. Joof/TNBES)

YJAG 6th Anniversary and 3rd Congress: The President's Welcome Remarks

YJAG is seriously concerned about the closure of media houses, the job losses it caused to the young journalists and the threat it poses to the future of journalism in The Gambia, says YJAG President Modou S. Joof

Monday, 9 September 2013

YJAG 6th anniversary and congress slated for September 21


YJAG Executive Committee 2011-2013 L-R-seated: Bakai Njie 1st Vice President, Modou S. Joof President, Mariam Saine 2nd Vice President, Lamin Jahateh Secretary General Standing: Fatou Jallow former PRO, Omar Wally Auditor, Amadou Wuyeh Manga former Assistant SG & Sulayman Ceesay Treasurer

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

YJAG trains Nustrat Press Club on Basic Journalism

YJAG President, Modou S. Joof, Presents on ‘Techniques of news coverage and reporting, and steps in news writing’ to Nusrat Press Club on Wednesday July 17 (Photo Credit: Lamin Jahateh)

Thursday, 4 July 2013

YJAG Concerned Over Safety And Security of Former President Assan Sallah

Thursday, 04 July 2013


YJAG Concerned Over Safety And Security of Former President Assan Sallah

Mr Sallah has not been seen in public since June 26, 2013 (Photo Credit: Sallah/Facebook)
The Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG) is deeply concerned over the safety and security of our colleague, member and former President Assan Sallah, also a News Editor at the Daily Observer Newspaper.

Mr Sallah reportedly went missing since Wednesday, June 26, 2013. His whereabouts is not known, according to his colleagues at work, who told YJAG that Mr Sallah last reported for work last Wednesday.

Family sources have also told YJAG that they have not heard from Mr. Sallah and could not reach him on phone since last week.  

Thursday, 9 May 2013

PRESS RELEASE: YJAG fundraising dancehall show with DJ Pisces successful

PRESS RELEASE: YJAG fundraising dancehall show with DJ Pisces successful

The fundraising musical show of the Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG) with DJ Pisces on 27 April at Romana in Bakau was a successful one.

The people of Bakau and the environs came en-mass to patronize and support the young media practitioners.

Nyima Jadama, the public relations officer of the association, thanked all those who came out to patronise the association in its quest to raise fund to be able to implement some of its impending programmes.

Ms Jadama also thanked DJ Pisces and his One Force Alliance for helping the young journalists to raise fund. 

Friday, 19 April 2013

YJAG to hold mega fundraising dancehall show with DJ Pisces

The Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG) is to hold a mega dancehall musical show with one of the most renowned DJs in the country, DJ Pisces on 27 April 2013 at Romana in Bakau. 

The fundraising is meant to gather more funds for the association to embark on more capacity building programmes for its members, the young journalists, for them to become responsible journalists in order to contribute their quota to national development of The Gambia.

Lamin Jahateh, secretary general of YJAG, reiterated that proceeds from the programme will also be used to implement a line-up of activities which the association is to hold but could not due to the perennial problem of lack of fund.

Monday, 15 April 2013