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The Point Newspaper, Gambia

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Contact Address Details:

The Point News
Head Office
The Point
Director & Editor: Pap Saine
Publishers: M. Hydara & P. Saine
2 Garba Jahumpa Road
Bakau New Town
PO Box 66 Banjul
The Gambia

Tel:   +220 4497441
Mob:          9908467
                  9917501 Advertising dept.

Fax:  +220 4497442



The Point Newspaper Company Ltd. was founded by Gambians Deyda Hydara, Baboucarr Gaye, and Papa Saine (Managing Director & Editor ) on the 16th December, 1991. It is an independent, privately owned publication.

The co-publisher & journalist, Deyda Hydara, was murdered by unknown killers on the 16th of December, 2004. The vacancy left after his death was filled in by his spouse Maria Hydara.

The paper used to be printed occasionally during the week and since 2006 is now published on a daily basis. The Point first started its online edition in August 2005 under the domain and has remained one of several Gambian newspapers on the internet.

Style & Coverage:
Its columns coverage includes political news, The Bite, Christian Panorama, vacancies, Muslim Hands, She She She and other areas. The paper champions different opinions, human rights and issues affecting democracy in Gambia.

The The Point received an International Press Freedom Award (John Philip Palm) at the end of 2006 for its journalistic efforts which was received by the editor-in-chief.

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