Nov 12, 2010, 11:19 AM
Members of the GNOC Media Committee supervised by Beatrice Allen, first vice president of the GNOC and chairperson of the committee, on Saturday held their first meeting at the Olympic House in Bakau.
The meeting discussed and came up with terms of reference (TOR) of various issues ranging from the element of an action plan, to introduction of committee members including Beatrice Allen and Momodou Demba, GNOC’s programme officer and secretary to the media committee.
The committee is expected to collaborate with the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) in the production of effective reporting material for consumption by the sporting fraternity and the general public.
The committee would, among other things, devise more innovative ways of sports reporting to build athletes’ self-esteem, especially women and girls, and sensitize athletes and coaches about their attitudes towards their own bodies and training, to be winning and maintaining self-worth, among team-mates and opponents, through the use of media images.
The committee would also be conducting research and publicising best practices of sports and athlete development, promoting partnership with other international media institutions within the Olympic movement at the international level, analyzing and documenting sporting events and sports-related topics, people and issues in order to establish a library/archive of Gambian sports heroes, and participating in training programmes on the venues of the Olympic Movement.
The GNOC Media Committee members included Beatrice Allen, Chairperson of the Committee, and the following members: Sainabou Kujabi of Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia, Babucarr Camara of Daily Observer, Sulayman Bah of Foroyaa, Lamin Drammeh of The Point newspaper, Babucarr Senghore of GRTS-TV, Dodou Bojang of GRTS-Radio, Mama Faal of City Limits Radio, Abdoulie Bah of West Coast Radio, Namory Trawally of Paradise FM, Tombong Jadama of Kick off, Ida Bah of Unique FM Radio, and the GNOC Director of Sports Momodou Demba, who is the secretary of the committee.
Another meeting is expected to be held before the end of the year 2011.