The History of 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.
Other objectives include:
- a) To uphold the ideals of journalism, work for exemplary standards of professional practice, as well as preserve and enhance the dignity and prestige of the Fourth estate.
- b) To assist in the growth of the press as a powerful force for the betterment of the nation through the dissemination of accurate and objective information, fair comment and a constant quest for improved standards and techniques of journalism.
- c) To establish branches of SLAJ in other parts of the Country and promote friendly relations and co-operation with media organizations, national and international, as well as other institutions of relevance to the Fourth Estate.
- d) To work with the independent media commission to improve the standards of journalism in Sierra Leone and in the enforcement of the code of practice for Journalists in Sierra Leone
- e) To strive to promote good journalism through self-regulation.
(See SLAJ Constitution).
Ahmed Sahid Nasralla
Mohamed Asmieu Bah
Address: 56 Campbell Street, Freetown.
Mob: +232 76 470288 / +232 30 470288
Regional Office North
Address: 18 Teko Road, Makeni City.
Chairman: Sahr James Bangah
Mob: +232 76 816768 / +232 88 232343
Regional Office South
Address: 8 Prince Williams Street, Bo City
Chairman: Richard Lahai Ngevao
Mob: +232 76 128 386
Regional Office East
Address: Maada Bio Street, Kenema City
Chairperson: Victoria Vanday Bernard
Mob: +232 76 926530