The Journalists Union of Malawi (JUMA) was established in 2006 as an organization to promote the welfare of journalists through advocating for their rights and fair reporting in cultural related information. The governance structure of JUMA comprises of the National Congress, the National Governing Council, Board of Trustees and the Secretariat. This set up reflects the operational organization of the Union. However, practically, the day-to-day activities of the Union are done by the Secretariat, which acts as an implementing agent and provides advisory services to the Board of Trustees, the National Congress and the National Council. Malawian journalists joined fellow global associations and unions in acknowledging that journalism is a profession worth protecting, by forming a union.
The membership base of the Journalists’ Union of Malawi continues to increase and currently the membership of JUMA is pegged at 65 paid up members. The union has been proactive in informing and sensitizing its members about their rights and ensuring that conditions of service for journalists are uphold.
President : Mtheto Lungu
Cell : +265 888 400 100 / +265 888 589 625
General Secretary : Charles Mkula
Cell : +265 0999 202 409/ +265 888 339 200
Address : P.O. Box 31529, Chichiri, Blantyre 3, Malawi