Showing posts with label Modou S. Joof. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Modou S. Joof. Show all posts

Saturday, 21 September 2013


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 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, 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.

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.