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Foroyaa was established in1987 and soon became known as the paper that speaks the truth and promotes civic awareness. It is respected by all sectors of society. Foroyaa’s policy is to avoid speculation and get to the truth through investigation before publication – publication of the truth in good faith and in the public interest.
Foroyaa aims to play its constitutional role (section 207) of holding the government accountable to the people to minimize impunity and abuse of office that are often detrimental to the welfare of the people. It is at the forefront in covering arrests, detention without trial, attacks on the media, unconstitutional behaviour, misappropriation of public funds, misconduct and all other forms of maladministration.
Foroyaa extensively focuses on governance issues.
The paper is read by people of all walks of life who are seeking information or knowledge. Even those who oppose the opinions expressed
acknowledge that Foroyaa publishes facts and reports fairly.
Foroyaa is legally registered as a newspaper and incorporated as a company. It has an Editorial Board of six members that is responsible for policy matters. Its offices are located in the Kanifing Muncipality, where nearly all the newspapers and most radio stations are based, is run by the managing editor who is the secretary to the Board.
Its staff number 32 (including 7 media practitioners). It also engages the services of 12 freelance reporters and columnists and 7 others as newspaper distributors. Foroyaa relies on proceeds from sales and advertisements to run the newspaper.
Foroyaa has been operating a website since 2009 and the website has been reconstructed and now provides for an online radio and many other features or applications.
In addition to the newspaper, Foroyaa monthly magazine started publication in February 2018.
Foroyaa has also applied for a licence to operate an FM radio station which will streamline its broadcast.