BY YAMARIE BOJANG
As an ongoing effort to rebuild democracy in the country, The Gambia Press Union (GPU) and its partner, The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), International Media Support (IMS), and Gambia Media Support (GAMES) initiated a project for the development of Media in The Gambia.
Today, the GPU organized a stakeholder Forum to present the strategic framework developed by local and international media expert groups, to seek inputs from the general public, members of the media and civil society organizations as the way forward in validating the framework. This strategic Framework looks at key issues such as legal and policy reforms, capacity development and institutional reform.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNIOC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure (MOICI), and Article19 on Friday, August 11 concluded a two-day workshop which brought together stakeholders to discuss the Freedom of Information Bill.
The workshop brought together government officials and journalists from across the media spectrum of the country and international experts at the Kairaba Beach Hotel, to discuss, share experiences and adopt recommendations to guide the drafting of the Gambian Freedom of Information Bill.