#Editorial

The Point @ 30 T he Point Newspaper, one of the leading and most-authoritative and widely read newspapers in The Gambia yesterday celebrated its 30th year-anniversary.

Dec 17, 2021, 12:13 PM

The day also marks the 17th anniversary a veteran Gambian journalist, Deyda Hydara, co-publisher and managing editor of The Point was gunned down in cold blood on the orders of the former Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh.

Established on December 16, 1991, The Point has been widely acclaimed for its stance on issues affecting press freedom in the country. This has enabled the paper to increase its readership and by extension winning several international awards.

Thirty-years on, the paper continues to stand firmly on founding principles and values of promoting press freedom and firm stance advocating for the repeal of draconian media laws.

Notwithstanding, the paper also serves as a school for many young aspiring journalists, most of whom join on internship and other engagements.

Therefore, the day was not only a cause to celebrate but also a moment to reflect on the lives and times of veteran journalist, Deyda Hydara, who carved a niche for himself in championing press freedom in Africa.

Deyda was not only a freedom fighter, but a mentor and a genius to many young journalists at the time, most of whom are seasoned professionals in their own right today.

In observance of this thirtieth anniversary, we want to salute all the past and present staff for their hard work and dedication in positioning the paper to where it is today.

Indeed, The Point has come a long way and it is a household name in the country today. We assure our vast readership that the paper will continue to inform the public with most reliable, factual and trustworthy news contents.

We equally, thank all our vast advisers, subscribers and partners for their patronage these past years.

Yes, this 30th anniversary, through a milestone journey in our quest to give our readership the most reliable and factual news content; yet is the beginning of another journey to keep Gambians with the most reliable and up-to-date news content. So keep reading The Point.

“Freedom, Democracy and Justice.”

The Point

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