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Newspaper Publications:

   Foroyaa Newspaper

   Observer

   The Point

   The Standard

   Today Newspaper

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  Information:
There are over a dozen mass media institutions in the Gambia from broadcasters to the privately owned newspapers which are The Point, Daily Observer, Foroyaa Newspaper, Today Newspaper, The Standard, and the Gambia Daily. The News and Report is a weekly magazine.

The press has covered the presidential and National Assembly elections of the second Republic and all local government elections.

History:
Under British colonial rule in the 19th century the Bathurst Times was established in 1871 and closed down in 1874. The Bathurst Observer and the West African Gazette started in 1883 and ceased in 1888 while the Gambia Intelligencer was founded 1896.

In 1922 Edward Francis Small established a newspaper called the Outlook focusing on issues that addressed subjects relevant to national and workers interest and fighting for the struggle for independence.

In the early 50's The Vanguard newspaper was set up which was edited by the late M.B. Jones.

William Charles Dixon Colley, a renown Gambian journalist, started press publication call The Nation in the early 60's to fight against corruption in the former regime; The Torch, founded and edited by Sanna Manneh; The Echo, The New Gambia founded by Ba M. Trewally and Africa Nyaato come into being. Sam Sarr, Halifa Sallah and Sedia Jatta set up Foroyaa Newspaper around 1979; in 1990 the Daily Observer came into being, established by Kenneth Y. Best, from Liberia followed by The Point Newspaper in 1991 jointly own by Pap Saine, Baboucarr Gaye and the late Deyda Hydara. The News and Report magazine, edited by Swaebou Conateh, came into being in 1992. The state owned Gambia Daily was set up in 1994. The Inquirer newspaper edited Musa S. Sheriff in 1999 and The Independent Newspaper edited by Baba Galleh Jallow in 1999.

Edited and summarised from:
chss.iup.edu/certj/buya007.htm
chss.iup.edu/certj/cees07.htm
 

 
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