The David Astor Journalism Awards Trust

Purpose & Aims

The Trust was established to promote, strengthen and support independent journalism in Africa.

Its overall aim is to reinforce the capacity of local print news media to perform their critical role in promoting good governance, defending human rights and furthering socio-political development.

It seeks to do this by offering meaningful professional development assistance to select, early-career journalists with special qualities and commitment to effect positive change in their communities and evident potential to become outstanding leaders in the profession.

Building an active regional association of these exceptional journalists, linking them to other media professionals regionally and abroad, and offering long-term career support are also integral to the Trustís mission.