The Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) was established in 1995 and it was set to improve the quality of journalism in Malawi, by promoting media independence and professionalism. The MIJ aims at achieving its goals by providing both short courses and long term courses to individuals and institutions.
MIJ is a leading training institution for professional journalism and has its own radio and news website, to offer hands on experience. MIJ is also recognized internationally as a Centre of Excellence (COE) for promoting Gender issues, Media independence and professionalism. As part of the on-going development, MIJ has recently reviewed its curriculum to cater for the fast growing industry. MIJ offers both certificate and Diploma in Journalism programmes.