Fabakary B. Ceesay / Trumpet Newspaper

Fabakary B. Ceesay is the managing editor of the Trumpet Newspaper (trumpet.gm), a seasoned human rights and investigative journalist with more than 12 years experience as a reporter. He is the first Gambian journalist to receive the Best Investigative Journalist award from the Gambia Press Union.

He specialises in judicial reporting and human rights issues. These activities almost cost him his life and forced him to leave The Gambia to spend five years in the Netherlands. Upon his eventual return to The Gambia, he established the online newspaper ‘Trumpet’.

Ceesay worked as a senior reporter for Foroyaa newspaper for 12 years, reported for the Media Foundation for West Africa, worked as a stringer for the BBC’s Focus on Africa and was the focal person for the West African Human Rights Defenders Network based in Lome, Togo.

He is acting Secretary General of the Network of Human Rights Journalists (NHRJ).

 

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