On 16th September this year, the Young Journalists Association of The Gambia will be five years old and as such the association is to hold a day-long symposium on the day at the new secretariat of the Gambia Press Union, in Fajara, to mark the anniversary.
A news release from the association has it that the theme of this year’s anniversary is: “Promoting Professionalism Through Capacity Building”, and a number of lectures in line with theme are to be delivered on the day by veteran journalists in the country.
|Lamin Jahateh, YJAG secretary general|
Besides, as dictated by the constitution of the association, the secretary general, Lamin Jahateh, will give a report of the activities of the association for the past year; and the treasurer, Sulayman Ceesay, will deliver a report on the state of the finances of the association.
All members of the association and aspiring members are urged to attend. In the same vein, all press clubs, particularly press clubs at Gambia College, St. Augustine Senior Secondary School, Nustrat Senior Secondary School, Kotu Senior Secondary School, among others are invited to the anniversary. The programme starts by 09:00 sharp.
Diplomats, government officials, media chiefs, YJAG board members and other partners of the association are expected to grace this august occasion.
YJAG is an independent non-profit making organization and it’s legally registered with the Attorney General’s Chamber in September 2007.
YJAG has members from both the print and electronic media houses nationwide. The objectives of the Association include promoting unity among young journalists in The Gambia, providing capacity building, and addressing the welfare of its members, amongst others.
YJAG has, in recent years, contributed tremendously to the development of the Gambia media industry, especially on capacity building of its members on news reportage which has greatly enhanced professionalism in the industry.