About UsThe Sierra Leone Association of Journalists

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Introduction

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) was founded on June 5th 1971 to protect and promote freedom of expression and of the press and the welfare of journalists in Sierra Leone. SLAJ is the professional body that brings together all journalists and media practioners in Sierra Leone. Since inception SLAJ has remained the prime organisation campaigning for the interests of journalists, biulding solidarity, striving for greater press freedom, media professionalism and standards and better working conditions for journalists.

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Our Mission

To defend freedom of the media, freedom of expression and information, uphold the ethics of journalism and exemplary standards of professional practice.

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Our Vision

To have efficient and effective media institutions that will serve as powerful forces for the betterment of the nation through the dissemination of accurate and objective information, a constant quest for improved standards and techniques of journalism, and work towards the attainment of media self-regulation in Sierra Leone.

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Our Values

Our core values include Freedom of Expression and the Media, Responsibility, Credibility, Accountability and Transparency. Conscious of our mission, vision, core values, responsibilities and duties as journalists, we, journalists in Sierra Leone, subscribe and give to ourselves this Code of Ethics. It is the duty of every journalist to adhere to and observe the provisions in the Code as set out in the various articles.