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GPU 1st VP: impartiality of journalists is pivotal

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By Juldeh Njie & Amadou Jadama The first vice president of the Gambia Press Union Namory Trawally has said that the impartiality of journalists, especially during elections is very pivotal in ensuring peace and stability. Namory was  addressing journalists at the opening of a four-day UNDP funded training for over 20 Gambian journalists at the Baobab Holiday Resort. He said the impartiality of the journalists helps to maintain proper democracy in a country. He said the training which is conducted by Gambia Press Union will enable the media practitioners to have better understanding of how they report on elections, especially in the areas of ethics, principles and constraints. “This training will help the participants to have a better knowledge on reporting election which is very fundamental because Gambia has changed from one era to another,” he said. “We need to give people something that they were lacking before. As givers of information we should be impartial. “We should also be careful in the information we give to people so that they can make informed choices to elect the right people that will represent them in parliament,” he said. Meanwhile, Babucarr Ceesay, a senior freelance journalist, commended the UNDP for funding the training, saying this training is crucial in the sense that it will help the participating journalists in their endeavors especially when it comes to covering stories on election.]]>

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