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Press union to implement 18,500-euro project in six months

Jun 26, 2015, 10:59 AM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has received funding from the German Embassy amounting to 18,500 euros for a six-month project on human rights and media freedom.

The project, to elapse in December 2015, will see the union implementing series of trainings for journalists, broadcasters, civil society organisations and security personnel on issues of human rights and freedom of expression.

GPU secretary general Saikou Jammeh said the project also has an advocacy component through which the union will conduct research on the impact of the legal framework on freedom of expression and freedom of the press in The Gambia.

“The outcome of the research will better inform the GPU on its interventions and the way forward,” Mr Jammeh said yesterday at a press briefing held at the GPU secretariat in Fajara.