Sierra Leone Association of Journalists

Our aim includes the development of Journalism practice in Sierra Leone, promoting the enduring trust in our profession as guardians of the fourth estate.


2021! We are 50! This is the year of SLAJ!


Together We Change The Media

Bringing Together Journalists And Media Professionals To Advance Diversity In Newsrooms And Ensure Fair And Accurate Coverage Of Communities.


Code of Ethics

This Code is to provide a guide to professional media practice, and it is therefore
applicable to those practising journalism in Sierra Leone, especially to all
members of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists.

SLAJ @ 50

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ)

Events Calendar

Theme: Towards a free and professional media.




Before you fill the SLAJ Membership Application Form please take note of the following

SLAJ launches Media Manifesto 2023: “The Media We Want”

This manifesto is to consolidate the significant gains we have made in the last five years and represents our collective vision and aspiration as journalists for the media we want in the next years. I acknowledge the contributions of our general membership and heads of affiliate and sub-bodies.

About SLAJ

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) was founded on 5th June 1971 primarily to promote freedom of expression and of the press; to seek the welfare and protection of its membership, and to seek for training and capacity building opportunities for its membership.


SLAJ Golden Jubilee Media Awards 2021 PRESS RELEASE

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) is pleased to announce the launch of the SLAJ Golden Jubilee Media Awards 2021 to honour and recognize excellence in the media in Sierra Leone.
The SLAJ Media Awards will identify and pay tribute to outstanding newspaper articles, radio reports, television broadcasts and online contributions that have helped shape the development and progress of the media during 2019-2020. Please Click the button below to download the Press release.

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.


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.