|PREXY YJAG: Modou S. Joof|
All media chiefs promised to pay heed to our call and in fact, we are glad to note that there have been remarkable improvements in some media houses since, but we still urge them to step up efforts in ensuring the welfare of young journalists is well taken care of.
The GCPC contacted YJAG to assist in what the club’s president, Mr Ebrima Bah, called the need “to recruit students in the press and build their capacity through training” in order to better enhance their day-to-day work as college press corps.
YJAG delegated three of its executive committee members, Assan Sallah (President), Aminata Sanneh (1st Vice President) and Mamadou Edrisa Njie (2nd Vice President) to present papers on Basic Writing Skills or Techniques in News Writing, Interview Techniques, News Gathering and Code of Ethics.
Suspension of Mamadou Edrisa Njie
Mr Njie received a letter confirming his suspension on 13th September, after he spent 24 hours in detention at the Bakau police station. He was also banned from entering the Union’s secretariat, not take part in any GPU related activity. His participation in the GPU/Article19 West Africa - European Union-funded training for journalists on “International Standards on Freedom of Expression” was also revoked by the GPU executive committee.