Uganda journalists Association is a body of journalists in Uganda that was established in 1963 by a group of human rights minded journalists who developed a sense of activism amidst a detoriating context and glaring abuses targeting the media
Uganda Journalists Association works towards providing members with network advocacy and information services through fostering grass root growth and encouraging regional and chapter activity, stimulating high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism and further partnering with other journalism, advocacy or professional development organizations who share similar goals and beliefs.
The leadership of the association changes every after two years through a democratic process (elections)
The association is registered as a company limited by guarantee under the laws of Uganda with capacity to sue and or be sued in its own name. The Association may take on other legal form like savings and credit society, legal business entities, press clubs or any other as the General Assembly may determine.
The head quarter of this Association are located at Plot No. 1506, Kate Falao Road, Kawempe Division, Kampala
To be the pre-eminent, broad based membership organization for production.
1- Provide members with network, advocacy and information services
2- To stimulate high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism
3- Foster grass root growth by encouraging regional and chapter activity
4- Partner with other journalism advocacy of professional development organizations who share similar goals and beliefs.
5-To inspire successive generations of talented individuals to become dedicated journalists.
6- To encourage a climate in which journalism can be practiced freely.
7- To foster excellence among journalists
8- To encourage diversity in journalism
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
1-To advocate for media
rights, professionalism and self-regulation
2- To uplift the standards and aims of journalism in Uganda including but not restricted to the working conditions and welfare of journalists in general.
3- To assist
Uganda journalists in pioneering and establishment of different
associations, groups, enterprises and other organizations related to the
4- To encourage, train, equip and enable journalists to play their part in the task of nation building.
5- To explore ways and means by which journalists rights and obligations can be defined, established and protected.
7- To establish and maintain mutual dealings with international and regional journalists Associations and other non-governmental organizations to enhance the objectives of the Association.
8- To promote research, and education about the principals, activities and potentialities of the Association and the profession.
9- to provide medical and psycho-social support to media practitioners injured in the course of their duty.
9- To carry out any other objectives as the members may determine from time to time.