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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. e) To strive to promote good journalism through self-regulation.

(See SLAJ Constitution).

SLAJ Members


Ahmed Sahid Nasralla

National President

Mohamed Asmieu Bah

National Secretary-General

National Office

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