Profile and History:
HRNJ-Uganda was established in 2005 by a group of human rights-minded journalists who developed a sense of activism amidst a deteriorating context due to glaring abuses targeting the media. The network gained formal registration as an independent non-profit and non-partisan media organisation in 2006. The identity of HRNJ-Uganda lies with its diverse membership across the board including the print and electronic media, freelance investigative journalists and individuals from other professions.
The current vision of HRNJ-Uganda in the current strategic plan is to work towards:
‘An informed and respectful society of human rights which is free from abuse’
The mission of HRNJ-Uganda is: enhancing the promotion, protection and respect of human rights through defending and building capacities of journalists to effectively exercise their constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms for collective campaigning through the media.
Objectives of HRNJ
Statement of distinction
Core values are the fundamental values or ideals at the heart of HRNJ-Uganda and provide the imperatives for doing business. They offer guidance to members and staff in meeting the strategic objectives and in dealing with each other in the implementation of the institutional strategic plan.
The following are the core values of HRNJ-Uganda.Team work, Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity
Everyone should be given an equal opportunity. HRNJ-Uganda would put in place appropriate strategies to ensure that female, veteran and disabled journalists are given a chance to..
HRNJ-Uganda believes that by working together as human rights journalists will be able to impact greatly on the status of human rights within Uganda and beyond.
Transparency and Accountability
As a membership organisation, it is vital that all activities and interactions of the HRNJ-Uganda are conducted in a manner that ensures transparency and accountability to its stakeholders.read more