Objectives of Congress of African Journalists (CAJ)

1

Seeking to establish a Pan African journalists organisation with the aim to bring together, under one umbrella, journalists of Africa origin, both conventional and non-conventional, establish greater unity, cooperation and solidarity.

2

To raise awareness among journalists and media professionals in Africa through education of the importance of ethics, human rights and good governance in the exercise of journalism and the administration of news media.

3

To promote and encourage interaction between journalists in all its forms on the value of informed, ethical journalism in Africa

4

To advance the education, skills and competence of people engaged in all forms of journalistic work at all levels of media and across all platforms (New Media/Social Media and the conventional media) of media throughout Africa and the rest of the world

5

We also seek to promote the dignity and honour for the status of journalism by enhancing levels of skill and knowledge of ethical principles within media, particularly through training and education of journalists, media managers and owners

6

Appraise critically, current ethical challenges and governance issues affecting journalists and their work, seek to resolve these issues through information sharing; country missions; targeted research; and distribution of reports and materials on matters of contemporary concern to journalists and media professionals which will be freely available to all

7

The organisation seeks to promote unbiased investigative and interpretative journalism, elimination of hate speech, fake news and to eliminate any form of government or external influence on journalists and journalism

8

Monitoring members in order to promote best practices or advocate for improvement with respect to coverage of the African community and Africans in the Diaspora.

9

Promote and encourage good leadership and governance in Africa countries through awards and recognitions and also honors journalism excellence and outstanding achievement.


Seeking to serve as platform for credible news and information dissemination in Africa continent.

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Contacts

Phone: +2349034766543
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Region:
North Africa: +20 109 575 5602
Southern Africa: +27 84 686 1394
West Africa: +233 24 758 1838
Central Africa: +237 77707870
East Africa: +252 61 5540001
Diaspora: +1 (832) 762-8698
International Liaison:
+1 (240) 429-2177