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Gambia starts media sector reforms

The Gambia Press Union (GPU) and the Ministry of Information and Communication have begun a process for a comprehensive media sector reforms, a statement from the union stated on Monday.

“As an initial step for the process, a group of local and international media experts that include media managers, editors, regulators, academics and policymakers has been constituted,” it said.

According to the GPU, the expert group will hold a number of workshops and come up with a comprehensive strategic framework to guide the entire media reform process.

“The strategic framework will look into capacity building, institutional development, and legal and policy reforms,” it indicated.

The comprehensive media sector reform process is a joint initiative by the GPU, MoICI, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), the International Media Support (IMS) and the Gambia Media Support (GAMES). Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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