GRTS gets new DG

Apr 5, 2023, 11:25 AM

The Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) has got a new director general in the person of Abdoulie Sey.

Mr Sey, who is the current director of news and current affairs, is an insider who has been working with GRTS since 2007, official sources told this medium. 

He rose through the ranks from assistant producer, to producer, senior producer, principal producer, managing editor, editor-in-chief, and director of news and current affairs.

Mr Sey, who attended Gambia High School and the University of The Gambia, is a Chevening scholar with an MA in International Multimedia Journalism from the University of Kent in the UK. Whilst in the UK, he won a BBC Fellowship which gave him the opportunity to go through the BBC Academy and work with BBC News, HardTalk, Focus on Africa among other sterling programmes.

Mr Sey also underwent various levels of training in journalism and human rights in the UK, USA, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates, and Zimbabwe. He was once the Communications Analyst at the Office of the Resident Coordinator of the UN system in The Gambia.

Sey is the main anchor of the popular GRTS one-on-one interview programme called The Checkpoint. He is also the host of The World Today, a newly introduced programme that focuses on international current affairs.

Colleagues describe Mr Sey as a man of few words, who is pragmatic, tactful and willing to embrace change.