Union internationale des journalistes africains (UIJA)

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History

Founded 23 Nov 1974, Kinshasa (Congo DR), following decision at a symposium in 1973, Yamoussoukro (Côte d'Ivoire), and previous efforts commencing with Pan-African meeting of journalists, 1961, Bamako (Mali), under the auspices of Organization of African Unity (OAU), when Pan African Journalists' Union, 1961 (PAJU) was set up (ceased activities 1965). Also known as Union of African Journalists (UAJ) - Union des journalistes africains (UJA).

Aims

Work for the benefit of the continent and African journalists in a spirit of cooperation and African unity; promote cooperation among journalists; coordinate professional activities; defend the right to freedom of expression in the spirit of realistic understanding, especially in the struggle against apartheid; defend African causes in general.

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Activities

Training/education; events/meetings; knowledge management/information dissemination.

Structure

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Languages

Arabic, English, French.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Permanent Observer Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 50 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

D5342

Last News Received

25. Nov 2017
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