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The Gambia Echo Newspaper: Vox Populi, Vox Dei—The Voice Of The People Is The Voice Of God.
Established June 15, 2006, The Gambia Echo is a legally registered pro-democracy online newspaper in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA for the unfettered dissemination of credible news; informing, educating, and entertaining a broad spectrum of readership across the African Diaspora. Mostly referred to by its shorter name , The Echo, its motto is anchored in the old Latin dictum: Vox Populi, Vox Dei—The Voice Of The People Is The Voice Of God, profound words that remain timeless as Gambians in particular, and Africans in general, continue to battle tyranny, oppression and suppression from their own leaders who in most cases, have proven to be more brutal than the colonial regimes they replaced. Ours therefore, is a crusade for free, unrestricted expression that shall come greeting to all gates of tyranny!
Convinced by Thomas Jefferson’s immortal words that “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be”, The Echo takes its public role of informer, educator and entertainer very seriously for these are crucial elements in its information dissemination function.
Central to this news gathering and reporting endeavour, is an unflinching awareness that our readers must not only be kept abreast but more significantly, they must be educated about their leaders and their governments lest they run astray.
Conscious of this crucial role, The Echo as a newspaper, is equally unwavering in its commitment to journalistic balance given the multidimensional nature of every news story, e.g.:—your view, his/her view, their view and sometimes there is “the view” or ‘the story” different from what every other eyewitness or informer may have rendered as gospel truth. Every story has different versions and there is no one way of presenting facts for as in Narratology, the tale and the telling are often presented differently.
Therefore, overall scrutiny and introspection of our own work and performance are vital in our newsroom because we take credibility as foremost in our professional life and we never hesitate to apologise with rejoinders where we err either in editorial judgement or news reporting.
So, we ask that if it’s happening or about to happen, please do not hesitate to kindly contact us:
Echo Newsroom Contacts
Telephone: +1(919) 637-0643-Raleigh, NC, USA
Telephone: +44-77-0785-8854–Birmingham, UK
Facebook: The-Gambia Echo
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