Director & Editor: Pap Saine
Publishers: M. Hydara & P. Saine
2 Garba Jahumpa Road
PO Box 66 Banjul
Tel: +220 4497441
9917501 Advertising dept.
Fax: +220 4497442
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 www.thepoint.gm 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.