Gambia: Veteran Gambian Journalist George Christensen Dies


The death of Mr. George Christensen, has been announced, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Mr. Christensen, who is a career journalist, was the proprietor of the defunct Radio One FM. He met his untimely death today. 

The late George Christensen is blessed with a wife and family. He was married to Lawyer Mary Samba.

George, resided in Canada for years before his home return to The Gambia. Upon his return, he set up a radio station called Radio One FM. His station suffered an arson attack in the past. George, himself, and his watchman, on duty were caught off-guard in the blaze, leaving the duo to sustain burns. Radio One FM, has since closed.

Mr. George Christensen, once served as the Ghanaian Consul in The Gambia. He was one of the nation’s most principled journalists. He devoted his entire life fighting for press freedom and justice. Many Gambian journalists have passed through the hands of Mr. Christensen. He offered them journalistic training. May his soul rest in perfect peace. May God reserve place for him in heaven (Jannah).

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