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Gambian among Olympic broadcasting team

Dec 7, 2011, 1:32 PM | Article By: Lamin Cham in UK

Gambian broadcast journalist Essa Jallow is to be part of the Olympic Broadcasting Service, OBS team, an IOC organ responsible for broadcasting the Olympic games.

Jallow would participate as part of the OBS television production crew, for camera and image production throughout the games in London this summer.

A former GRTS staff, Jallow is currently pursuing a BA in Broadcast Journalism. He was selected for the assignment by the IOC following his success at a pre-selection interview of student journalists validated by their university.

Commenting on this development, Mr. Jallow said the assignment is not an achievement but a challenge that he takes very seriously as the opportunity is unique and immensely rewarding.

OBS is the original team of technicians and crew who would shoot all Olympic Games pictures for onward distribution to official broadcast right owners and other concerned parties.

It consists of technical production crew with knowledge in the various events and disciplines of sports featured in Olympic Games.

Jallow is already a first degree holder in broadcast TV production from the University of Salford and is currently doing a BA (Hons) Interactive media at Liverpool John Moores University.

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