The Point (Gambia)

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The point

description Gambian daily newspaper
language English
Headquarters Kanifing Municipal , Bakau New Town
First edition 1991
founder Baboucarr Gaye , Pap Saine and Deyda Hydara
Frequency of publication daily (since 2006)
Editor-in-chief Baboucar Senghor
executive Director Pap Saine
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The Point (in German The Point or The Detail ) is a Gambian daily newspaper . Initially, three issues per week were published, and since the beginning of 2006 a daily issue has been printed. The edition is given as 3000 copies. The publisher's office is in Bakau - Fajara .


The first independent newspaper publisher was founded on December 16, 1991 by Baboucarr Gaye , Pap Saine and Deyda Hydara . The press in Gambia is being bullied by the government of President Yahya Jammeh , and The Point was not spared.

On December 16, 2004, after the thirteenth anniversary celebrations, co-founder and editor-in-chief Hydara was assassinated. The murder has not yet been solved. It is suspected, however, that the perpetrator or perpetrators come from within the government.

Two years after this attack, the newspaper was awarded the Johann Philipp Palm Prize for freedom of expression and freedom of the press. Hydara's successor, editor-in-chief Pap Saine, accepted this award on December 3, 2006 in Germany.

To 2011, Pap Saine CEO ( Managing Director ), Philip Kotey CEO ( General Manager ) and Baboucar Senghor the editor ( Editor in Chief ). The board of directors consists of: Pap saine, Maria Hydara, Philip Kotey. At that time there were 38 permanent employees and 11 freelancers.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Journalism under mortal danger Deutschlandradio (website) on December 4, 2006
  2. Defying the OddsMEDIA MONITORING REPORTIN THE GAMBIA-2011. In: NSA Strengthening Program - NSASP - NSA Gambia, Non State Actors, 2011, accessed July 5, 2020 .