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

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

Chairperson
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Sanna Camara

Sanna Camara

Vice-Chairperson, Awards Committee
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Famara Fofana

Famara Fofana

Member
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Essa Jallow

Essa Jallow

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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Mammy Saidykhan

Mammy Saidykhan

GPU Representative
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Mustapha Mbye

Mustapha Mbye

GPU Board Representative
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Judging

All submissions are adjudicated by a panel of five independent media experts appointed by the Awards Committee. Members of the 2021 awards panel are:

1. Mr. Esau Williams ( Chair)

2. Mrs. Ndey Tapha Sosseh ( Vice-Chair)

3. Mr. Bora Mboge

4. Mrs. Amie Joof-Cole

5. Mr. Demba Kandeh 

What are the Judges looking out for?

Accuracy and relevance

Grammar, style and presentation 

The impact of the story

Creativity and originality