The FAJ was launched during a Conference in Abuja Nigeria in 2007, followed by the Constitutive Congress in 2008 in Nairobi Kenya.
Copyright in the Media
The FAJ, along with the Ethical Journalism Network and and the Thomson Foundation‘s Journalism Now platform, to create a free online course – “Copyright: How to protect it, how not to breach it”. This course was produced with support from the Norwegian-based Kopinor licensing agency.
A roundtable discussion on May 1, 2018, organized by the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) and the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), led to a call for a campaign to raise awareness of authors’ and journalists’ rights.
Journalism for Democracy in the Digital Age
Across East, West and Central Africa, The FAJ and EJN hosted this programme which involved the carrying out of consultations, organisation of regional conferences and workshops to strengthen ethical journalism, gender equality, and professionalism in African media.
The focus of the programme was to raise awareness among media professionals on practical actions they can take to improve reporting on corruption, elections and security issues through the exercise of ethical journalism, good governance and respect for equality.
EJN Programme Report for 2016
At the Federation of Africa Journalists conference in Abuja, Nigeria, the EJN Africa representative Rachael Nakitare made a detailed presentation on the Africa sections of the Moving Stories report and the EJN’s 5-point test for hate speech. The EJN was able to support colleagues from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi to attend the session. This action and an earlier event in Nairobi (plus a regional conference in Uganda, see below) has further extended EJN support in Africa and paved the way for a new programme in 2017.