Who Are We?
The Malawi Institute of Journalism was established in 1995 to train students into professional journalists as one way of consolidating the democratic dispensation ushered in by the multi-party politics in 1994. MIJ has more than 20 years of journalism training experience. It specializes in capacity building of aspiring and practicing journalists in various aspects of reporting and broadcasting.
The Malawi Institute of Journalism has centers in all the three regions in Malawi with a considerable number of students in each center. Its reach of aspiring and trained journalist is nationwide.
MIJ has its own national radio station and laboratory studios in all the three regions which are used to produce programs that are aired MIJ radio station.
MIJ has a pool of well qualified and experienced staff in both the media training section and at the radio station that have the knowledge, ability skills and competencies to implement the proposed project effectively and efficiently.
To date MIJ has trained over 2000 journalists the majority of whom are into mainstream journalism and others are in media related professions. Currently MIJ offers a Certificate in Journalism tenable in one years and a Diploma in Journalism tenable in 18 months.
Plans are at advanced stage to roll out a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.
Throughout the years MIJ has also offered numerous refresher courses, skills and capacity building courses to over 500 practicing journalists from print, electronic, online media organization but also extended the training to freelance journalists.
MIJ works in collaboration and partnership with a number of international and local Institutions including UNICEF, EU, UNESCO, MACRA, CIJM, MISA Malawi, JUMA, and Community radio stations. Of special note is MIJ’s partnership with Gender Links of South Africa in advocating for and mainstreaming gender in the media. In recognition of its work in gender mainstreaming MIJ holds a torch in the SADC region as a center of excellence both in the Training and Radio sections.