Deyda Hydara (June 9, 1946 â€“ December 16, 2004) was a co-founder and
primary editor of The point, a major independent Gambian newspaper. He was also a correspondent for both AFP News Agency and Reporters Without Borders for more
than 30 years. Hydara also worked as a Radio presenter in the Gambia called Radio Syd during his early years as a freelance journalist.
|Born||June 9, 1946 (1946-06-09) (age 67)|
|Died||December 16, 2004 (2004-12-17) (aged 58)|
|Occupation||Editor of The Point|
|Known for||Journalism, 2004 murder|
|Awards||PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award (2005) Hero of African Journalism Award (2010)On 16 December 1991, Hydara co-founded The Point along with Pap Saine and Babucarr Gaye; Saine and Hydara had been friends since childhood. Gaye resigned four months later, and Hydara and Saine ran the paper together for the next decade.Source: Wikipedia and Gambians.|