Contact Address Details:
The Point News
Director & Editor: Pap Saine
Publishers: M. Hydara & P. Saine
2 Garba Jahumpa Road
Bakau New Town
PO Box 66 Banjul
Tel: +220 4497441
9917501 Advertising dept.
Fax: +220 4497442
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.
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.