About Us

CSJ IN ACTION: A REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROGRAMME PRODUCTION

This news website www.csjnews.org  is run by the Centre for Solutions Journalism (CSJ), a non-profit media organisation incorporated in the African nation of Malawi. CSJ is registered with Malawi Government and is also a member of the Council for Non Governmental Organisations of Malawi (CONGOMA).

We promote professional solutions journalism by disseminating best practices and offering solutions to social, economic and developmental challenges facing people in Malawi.

Centre for Solutions Journalism (CSJ) promotes journalism that highlights answers to problems which communities in Malawi are facing.

VISION

A Malawi nation in which every citizen enjoys all human rights

MISSION

Our mission is to use solutions journalism to promote enjoyment of all human rights

VALUES

  • Integrity
  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency
  • Equality
  • Respect for Human Rights

PROGRAMME AREAS

  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Education

OBJECTIVES

 The objectives of Centre for Solutions Journalism are as follows:

  1. Advocating for conducive policy and legal reforms in the areas of human rights, education and health that will assist communities to find solutions to their developmental challenges
  2. Dissemination of news about best practices and offering solutions to social, economic and developmental challenges.
  3. Building capacity of media practitioners by supporting and organising solutions journalism training which centres on promotion of best practices.
  4. Providing a fact-based and editorially independent forum, free of bias through dissemination of best practices.
  5. Facilitating debate among community members on how they can solve their own problems through capacity building and knowledge sharing.

 OUR APPROACH

 Capacity-building: We empower media practitioners and organisations to communicate effectively solutions which communities, civil societies, the academia and the government are using to solve problems. We do this through training, mentorship and n offering fellowships to journalists based in Africa.

Highlighting best practices: Using our website and many partner media outlets we highlight some successes which some communities are achieving in the areas of health, education and human rights so that others may emulate the same. We disseminate success stories so that others can learn from them. We usually commission journalists to write stories, features and produce documentaries using solutions journalism approach.

Networking and Partnership: Disseminating best practices hinges on networking and working with partners who are implementing various policies. All our partners should strive to create a better world.

Community Involvement: We believe that poverty and underdevelopment can only be reduced by directly working with grass-root communities. Some of our projects involve working with local communities in idea sharing and community empowerment.

GOVERNANCE

Currently, Centre for Solutions Journalism team is headed by multi-award winning journalist Brian Ligomeka who previously worked for Times Group Malawi as Chief Editor besides serving as Malawi Independent Contractor for BBC Monitoring Unit, stringer for Germany’s Deutsche Presse Agentur and correspondent for South Africa’s News24. He is a holder of a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. The organisation has an independent Board of Non Executive Directors from diverse backgrounds who supervises management in project implementation.

SUPPORT US

We rely on your support to disseminate best practices in form of news, features, special reports, documentaries and analysis from Malawi.

Every dollar donated by our partners ensures timely and relevant coverage of important developmental initiatives happening in Africa. By donating to CSJNEWS, you are contributing to the fulfillment of our core mission of disseminating best practices so that other communities can learn from them.

With your support, we will be able to continue publishing and producing television and radio content that benefit Malawians.

Our contacts are as follows:

Centre for Solutions Journalism

P.O. Box 30271,

Chichiri, Blantyre 3

Malawi.

E-mails: csjmalawi@gmail.com

                   editor@csjnews.org