The Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) is an organisation seeking to improve working of conditions of journalists. It also protects and promote media freedom, professionalism and ethical standards in the media industry. Members work across the industry – as freelances, writers and reporters, editors, sub-editors and photographers. Members are drawn from broadcast, print and online.
The KUJ is affiliated to the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).
THE UNION’S OBJECTIVES INCLUDE:
- To raise the status of journalism in the country by adopting codes of professional ethics and by associating with other organized groups working for similar objectives.
- To defend and extend the freedom of the Press; that is to say, freedom in the collection of information, freedom of opinion and comment, and freedom in the dissemination of news and information.
- To ensure representation of working journalists on all occasions and in all places where matters concerning the profession and the media are under discussions.