Message from the CEO


Dear Journalist,


The Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) is a signature event of the Council that celebrates journalistic excellence and achievements in Kenya. The awards are the peak of a one-and-a-half-day convention which provides an opportunity for partners to interact with media stakeholders and media industry players on emerging issues and challenges facing the industry.

The awards are aimed at;

  1. Identifying, celebrating and maintaining excellence in journalism and the media industry in general.
  2. Recognizing journalists who have demonstrated high standards of reportage and ethics in their work.
  3. Identifying areas of capacity need for journalists and media practitioners to maintain standards of excellence in the profession.
  4. Motivating young journalists to seek to excel in their work and grow in the profession.
  5. Challenging journalists to achieve the highest standards of ethics in the profession and practice of journalism.
  6. Inspiring journalists to play their role in upholding democracy, integrity and accountability in society. 


The Council will celebrate the 9th (Ninth) Annual Journalism Excellence Awards on 4th May 2021. In line with the COVID 19 restrictions and measures, the Council has launched a new online platform for AJEA entries. The call to submit stories is now open and journalists are advised to use the portal http://ajea.mediacouncil.or.ke to send their stories.

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