Announcement

JAB election has been scheduled on August 30, 2014. Registered members of JAB can send in your nominations for the following positions: 

1. President

2. General Secretary

3. Treasurer

4. Board Member - Print

5. Board Member - Radio

6. Board Member - TV

Please read rules and regulations and accordingly fill up the nominations form. Nominations forms must reach JAB office latest by August 21, 2014. 

JAB receives Nu 1.15 million as fund from SDC

JAB has received Nu 1.15 million as fund from Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (out of the total 1.278 million allocated). This is up from the earlier proposed budget of Nu 9.3 million earmarked for JAB for one year. JAB will have its board meeting this week to endorse and roll out the activities. One interesting activity you all can look forward to is - Journalism Grant of NU 100,000. This grant will be given to the best proposal for investigative journalism, radio or TV programmes.

Purposes and functions

a) Protect and promote the constitutional right to information, freedom of expression and media

b) Maintain and promote a high standard of ethical behavior in the practice journalism

c) Foster a growing number of professionally trained journalists in the country

d) Protect journalists from hazards such as threats, harassments, litigation, etc. from interest groups

e) Support journalists who are seriously injured or permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty through compensatory grants

f) Promote interaction and exchange of ideas for the professional development of its members. Read more