Sanna Camara

Vice-Chairperson, Awards Committee

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Mr Sanna Camara has 20 years experience as a journalist covering The Gambia. He was the first editor of The Daily News between 2009 and 2010; Senior Staff Reporter for the now-defunct The Independent Newspaper and Chief Reporter for The Standard Newspaper in Banjul.

He worked in various disciplines in the field, including contributor to international media platforms like Bloomberg Media, The African Banker, The Africa Report, Internet Sans Frontieres, Washington-based The Program for African Thoughts (PATH) under The World Policy Jounal. He helped set up a number of news organisations in The Gambia and co-authored Gambia After Elections: Implications for Peace and Security in West Africa (2017).

Mr Camara was founder Course Coordinator at the Gambia Press Union School of Journalism, worked as a Staff Journalism Trainer at the Union between 2012 and 2014. He was Media Officer, Office of The President in Banjul, and served as Senior Communications Officer at the same office before quitting government to return to private media practice.

Sanna is currently an independent media consultant and official media partner for Ontario-based Journalists for Human Rights organisation in The Gambia, with which he is currently implementing a reporting project Mobilizing Media to Fighting Covid19 (MMFC) for journalists in The Gambia.

Sanna holds a Certificate in Advanced Reporting, a Diploma in Professional Reporting and completed a Post Graduate Diploma course in General Journalism with the London School of Journalism. He is currently pursuing a B. Sc. in Journalism and Digital Media at the University of The Gambia.