By Alagie Manneh
A total of seven journalists were recognised and awarded for excellence in various categories of reporting at the fourth edition of the Gambia Press Union’s award night held at the Labranda Coral Hotel – formerly Sheraton last Friday.
Other distinguished personalities including Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou also received award for efforts in promoting press freedom in The Gambia.
QTV’s Momodou Gajaga and Alieu Ceesay were awarded for best reporting on sports, health and agriculture respectively; business and finance reporting award went to Kebba Jeffang of The Chronicle; Sankulay Janko of the West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) received award for best radio journalist and foreign news media correspondent reporter; Falilou Janko and Isatou Jatta of the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) received awards for best reporting on the plight of women, and children issues respectively, with Bwiam community Radio receiving the best community radio award.
Mustapha K Darboe, Kerr Fatou reporter, received a total of four awards for his outstanding performance in print/ online reporting, politics, human rights and environment.