Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG) will be celebrating its 7th anniversary on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the TANGO Conference Hall.
The event is part of YJAG’s annual activity calendar, and an occasion to celebrate and reflect on its achievements and challenges, and to come up with solutions to address those challenges.
There will be a match past from the Traffic Lights to the TANGO office, where the official opening and presentation of papers on the theme will follow, including on sub topics to be delivered by various presenters.
The theme for this year’s anniversary is ‘The Role of Media in Promoting Agricultural Development and the Attainment of the National Food Self-sufficiency Agenda.’
“The development of agriculture and achievement of food self-sufficiency means the development of every individual in The Gambia, because if Gambia can feed herself that will be beneficial to all.
“As journalists we are here for all, so promoting agricultural development and food self-sufficiency is our responsibility,” a YJAG press release stated.
YJAG is an independent, non-profit organization legally registered with the Attorney General’s Chambers on 16th September, 2007. The association has a board of advisers.
YJAG has members from both print and electronic media houses nationwide.
The objectives of the association include promoting unity among young journalists in The Gambia, providing capacity building, and addressing the welfare of its members, among others.
YJAG has, in recent years, contributed tremendously to the development of The Gambia media industry, especially in capacity building for its members on news reporting, which has greatly enhanced professionalism in the industry.
The association is also tasked with the responsibility to facilitate the recruitment of young journalists into the profession.
“We call on all YJAG members, non-member alike and the general public to come and be part of the celebration; it is our day and we need to celebrate.
“However, 7 years is not 7 days; and a lot of effort and resources has been put into the development of this noble organisation until where we are today.
us be proud of ourselves and our achievements for the past 7 years; our record
and achievements are there to speak for us.”