Media Concern: “GPU Still Concern About Safety of Journalists” Says Muhammed S Bah
By Sheriff Saidykhan
The President of the Gambia Press Union Muhammed S Bah, said the union is concerned about the safety and security of journalists in the country. He made these remarks on WhatsApp in an interview with The Outpost on Friday 4, November 2022.
According to him the union has recorded 15 assaults on journalists from the security apparatus, different political party supporters and the incumbent.
He added: “This is a concern to the GPU because we recorded 15 assaults on journalists mainly by political party supporters from both the incumbent and the opposition parties. Assaults were also recorded from the security apparatus. These assaults are concerns to the union,” he said.
He said there is need to do more capacity building training for safety and security of journalists in the country.
“I believe we need to do more capacity building training to reach out to more journalists so that they can be aware of how to protect themselves from assaults or any form of danger during their work. We also need to continue the advocacy and engagement with the relevant authorities and stakeholders towards the safety of journalists,” he concluded.