About the IAJ
Committed to training Africa's journalists and communicators
The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) is an established communications and journalism training institute based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The institute promotes and supports a free and independent media in South Africa and the rest of Africa through the training of communicators and journalists.
The IAJ is a strong brand with a reputable board and tried and tested facilitators and strong partnerships. During its 27 years of operation, the IAJ has trained over 10,000 media and communication professionals in SA and across the African continent. This work has involved the IAJ servicing the training needs of about 1,500 organisations and individuals.
Known for our reputable training and our longstanding passion for the media’s role in a democracy, we offer interactive, blended learning facilitated by subject matter experts. The IAJ has transcended traditional print and broadcast journalism and trains journalists and communicators across all media platforms.
The IAJ would like to see journalism advanced through credible skills, debates, insights, perspectives and critical thinking that are appropriate to where SA and the continent are at the moment.