An online community for journalists, filmmakers and other media professionals
A free press has never been more important in Africa.
But journalists and media organisation face huge pressure from shrinking budgets and hostile governments.
We are trying to work together in different ways in scattered groups on WhatsApp and Facebook that weaken our collective voice and knowledge.
Journalists Africa is a new community for journalists and other media workers to foster collaboration and co-operation across Africa.
Membership is completely free for journalists, media workers and media students.
What’s special about Journalists Africa anyway?
Made by working journalists for working journalists so it is tailored to our needs.
A mix of public forums for open discussion and private clubs where members can share sensitive contacts, tips and documents.
Free directory for freelancers and fixers to advertise their services and expertise.
It is free to join and free to use.
Why not just carry on using our existing social media?
WhatsApp is great, portable and instant. But don’t try to build a community of more than 250 people or try to search back for a document shared more than a few weeks ago.
Facebook is easy to use. But it controls your data. What guarantee do you have that Facebook won’t just delete your community as it did to Banting 7 Day Meal plans, a group with 1.6m members.
Twitter is fantastic for staying on top of the news and putting out quick updates. But it is not good for building a community.
Why join Journalists.Africa instead
- Jobs board
- Free directory listing for freelancers
- The latest grants, internships and awards
- Training and other resources
- Forums to discuss issues affecting our industry and our newsrooms
- A place of solidarity to defend free speech
- Regular news updates from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
- Companionship and community
- Full control of your data
- Privacy and security