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Purposes and functions
- Protect and promote the constitutional right to information, freedom of expression and media.
- Maintain and promote a high standard of ethical behavior in the practice journalism.
- Foster a growing number of professionally trained journalists in the country.
- Protect journalists from hazards such as threats, harassments, litigation, etc. from interest groups.
- Support journalists who are seriously injured or permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty through compensatory grants.
- Promote interaction and exchange of ideas for the professional development of its members.
- Explore funding sources to collaborate in professional education program for journalists
- Institute mechanism to recognize journalists through awards and grants.
- Stimulate and sustain professional debate on crucial issues through seminars, workshops and discussion fora.