Mr. Barrow: It’s our job and responsibility as journalists to cover such stories of public interest.  Therefore, it’s imperative to note that in the due execution of our required legitimate journalistic duties, we do not ask for payment or compensation for our well-intended services to humanity.  

That said, we respectfully decline any form of proposed monetary payment, compensation, or help extended to us (Freedom Newspaper) coming from Yaya Barrow. Our decision to reject your proposal or offer, has been largely premised on journalistic ethics and values. 

As journalists, it’s against our ethics to accept money from people after writing stories that concerns or affects them. It would amounts to causing disservice to our noble profession for anyone to indulge him or herself into such undesirable conduct. We owe it to our valuable and esteemed readers by upholding highest journalistic ethics and principles.  

Finally, we want to assure all and sundry that; in the due execution of our daily journalistic duties, we will continue to exercise the highest degree of journalistic honesty, objectivity, fairness, and impartiality without any form of prejudice. Thanks for your attention.  

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Below is Yaya Barrow’s E-Mail to us. Read on…

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On Mar 23, 2016, at 4:16 AM, Yahya Barow <yah.barow@gmail.com> wrote:

Pah, Thanks for your support. Be aware of my partnership to expand freedom and you have a 200 thousand Bonus for your help. This is from my heart. I am only helping the Gambia government and her people with my fortune. 

Mr. Barrow

In another development, as soon as he received our email declining his offer, Yaya Barrow responded in a timely fashion by thanking our Editor for his high degree of honesty and professionalism. Below is Yaya Barrow’s E-Mail:

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Thanks, I appreciate your professional honesty.
I thank you so much for the help and honesty you rendered.
It’s a pleasure to hear a honest Gambian like you. 
You deserves every respect from me. But hey ,I have ever spoken to be a partner. This has nothing to do with the services you rendered for me.
I really love such brothers.
Pah ,fear no one. 
God is with you.
May god bless you, your family  and the Gambia .
Regards
Mr. Barrow

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