About Us

The Gambia National Journalism Awards is the highest and most prestigious Journalism Awards in the country organised by the Gambia Press Union (GPU) as a flagship event of the annual commemoration of World Press Freedom Day. The Awards honours and celebrates courage and excellence in Gambian journalism across all type of news and information media – print, online/multimedia platforms, radio, television, and photography.

Awards Committee

Meet The Committee Members

Catherine P. Jassey

Catherine P. Jassey

Member
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Demba Jawo

Demba Jawo

Chairman
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Dodoubojang

Dodoubojang

Head, Fundraising Committee
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Fatoumatta Ceesay

Fatoumatta Ceesay

Member
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Sallah Njie

Sallah Njie

Head, Comms & Branding
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Hatab Fadera

Hatab Fadera

Member
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Jainaba Nyang-Njie

Jainaba Nyang-Njie

Vice- Chairperson
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Sanna Camara

Sanna Camara

Member
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Famara Fofana

Famara Fofana

Member
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Essa Jallow

Essa Jallow

Member
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Lamin Fatty

Lamin Fatty

Member
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Therese Keita

Therese Keita

member
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Lamin Sam Jaiteh

Lamin Sam Jaiteh

Member
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Judging

All submissions are adjudicated by a panel of five independent media experts to be appointed by the GPU Awards Committee.

What are the Judges looking out for:

Accuracy and relevance

Grammar, style and presentation 

The impact of the story

Creativity and originality