Sierra Leone Association of Journalists

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists(SLAJ) was formed in 1964. 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.

SLAJ has been responsible for putting in place the journalists Code of Conduct in conjunction with other associations. Similarly SLAJ has over the years engaged policy makers so as to improve the legal framework that regulates media in the country. Presently, SLAJ represents more than 500 Sierra Leonean journalsits and media practitioners.

SLAJ is an active member of the International Federation of Journalists [IFJ], the Federation of African Journalists and is in collaboration with journalists unions, associations and federations in regional countries.

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