CJI mission statement
The Center for Independent Journalism is a non-governmental organization active for over 25 years in protecting democracy and those who believe in its values.
People, governments, practices and threats have changed over the time. CJI remains a promoter of universal values and a partner of those who want to contribute to the consolidation of a free and diverse society.
25 years in the service of freedom of expression and education. 25 years of activism and training. Over 15.000 media professionals, 2000 teachers and 25.000 students passed our threshold over time. They learned from us, we evolved along with them. We continue to promote fundamental democratic values for new generations through our programs.
We believe that correct information is part of the wellbeing of society. We cultivate responsibility, transparency and fairness. We work to protect human rights and citizens’ freedoms. We are convinced that together we can build a better climate.
We encourage citizens to get active in their communities, be inquisitive and critically evaluate information. We believe that media literacy becomes indispensable in a world where algorithms influence our choices more than people.
Freedom of expression
We protect people’s right to express themselves creatively and responsibly, in a society where freedom of expression is a fundamental value.
We support and advocate for the preservation of the highest journalistic standards and for relevant training of professionals in the field, for the development of a balanced media landscape.
We believe in constructive debate, in the pluralism of ideas and opinions in the public space and we make sure that they are heard.
Credem în dezbaterea constructivă, în pluralismul ideilor și al opiniilor din spațiul public și ne asigurăm că acestea se fac auzite.
When CIJ projects reach their goals, people are closer to their dreams. Our team makes things happen.
With a vision for what the future means in freedom of expression, journalism and media literacy, with a passion for large-scale projects, which include as many professionals and citizens as possible, this is our team.
CIJ team is supported by valuable people from the industry and education, who design paths and clarify the future.
This is the place where priorities are set and CIJ values are watched over. And CIJ values are the fundamental rights.
There are projects and projects, and there is the “Laboratory”, a program that is a necessity today as much as yesterday, in order to better understand tomorrow. For me, the project means reconfiguring my teaching approach and resetting myself as a human (or vice versa).
Professor of Romanian Language and Literature, Liviu Rebreanu National College, Bistrița
We clarify encrypted messages, they clarify the numbers for us. CIJ programs and actions could not be carried out without the support of people and entities who want as much as us to build a better society.
They are the ones for which the development of the press, education of the public in the spirit of correct information, and support of a democratic society are a priority.
On our way we value not only the destination, but also the journey. Together with us come national and international partners, who support ideas, projects and constantly contribute to their accomplishment.
They encourage us and offer solutions when obstacles seem insurmountable. They trust our actions and we thank them for that!
The bridges we have built with industry and education professionals add value to our projects, as they share their expertise, experience, grass-roots practices and help design tomorrow.
Dan APOSTOL, Money Channel
Liviu AVRAM, Adevărul
Sorin AVRAM, freelancer
Alina BARBU, Info Pro
Horea BĂDĂU, Asociația Consumatorilor de Media, Facultatea de Jurnalism și Științele Comunicării
Dolores BENEZIC, Curierul Național
Raimond BOBAR, Men’s Health
Petruț CĂLINESCU, Centrul Român pentru Jurnalism de Investigație
Iulian CĂNĂNĂU, Universitatea București
Ștefan CÂNDEA, Centrul Român pentru Jurnalism de Investigație
Marian CHIRIAC, BIRN
Cornel COJOCARU, Banca Comercială Română
Ovidiu CONSTANTINESCU, BBC Romania Cristi CURUS, România Liberă
Bogdan CRISTEL, Reuters
Emilia CHISCOP, Ziarul de Iași Vitalie COJOCARI, PRO TV
Livia CIMPOERU, Green Report
Sorin CUCERAI, freelancer
Nicoleta DANDU, Radio România Actualități
Vlad ENACHE, NEXT Advertising
George ENE, Clubul Român de Presă
Andrada FISCUTEAN, Info Pro
Nadina FORGA, Realitatea TV
Ion GEORGESCU, Institutul Român de Training
Gabriel GIURGIU, TVR
Cristian GROSU, Cotidianul
Dragoș GHIȚULETE, RFI
Eugen ISTODOR, Academia Cațavencu
Cornel IVANCIUC, Academia Cațavencu
Carmen IVANOV, PRO TV
Adrian LUNGU, Euractiv.ro
George LĂCĂTUȘ, Cotidianul
Cristian LUPȘA, DOR
Alexandra MĂNĂILĂ, Colegiul medicilor
Vlad MIXICH, Hotnews
Bogdan MANOLEA, Asociația pentru Tehnologie și Internet
Ciprian NICOLAE, Constrain
Ovidiu NAHOI, Evenimentul Zilei
Tudor OCTAVIAN, Acadmeia Cațavencu
Sorin OZON, Centrul Român pentru Jurnalism de Investigație
Cristian PANTAZI, Hotnews
Cosmin PĂCURARU, Radio Mix
George POPESCU, FJSC
Adina POPESCU, Dilema Veche
Iaromira POPOVICI, Dilema Veche
Manuela PREOTEASA, Euractiv
Andrei PUNGOVSCHI, Mediafax
Dan POPA, Adevărul
Paul Cristian RADU, RISE Project
Claudiu SĂFTOIU, Evenimentul Zilei
Radu SOVIANI, The Money Channel
Cristina STĂNCIULESCU, Viva/Radio Total
Radu STOIȚĂ, Asociația Română de Dezbateri, Oratorie și Retorică
Dan SUCIU, Money Channel
Costel TROFIN, TVR, Universitatea Babeș Bolyai
Emanuel TĂNJALĂ, freelancer
Dan TAPALAGĂ, Hotnews
Robert TURCESCU, Radio Total
Alex ULMANU, StartMedia
Ferenc VASAS, FJSC
Cristina VASILOIU, The Economist Intelligence Unit
Codru VRABIE, Institutul Român de Training
Mihai VASILE, Mediafax
Valentin ZASCHIEVICI, Jurnalul Național
Daniel CIUREL, Universitatea
Iulian COMĂNESCU, freelancer
Cristian GHINEA, Dilema Veche
Diana-Olivia HĂTNEANU, APADOR-CH
George POPESCU, FJSC
Manuela PREOTEASA, Euractiv.ro
Mihai SELEGEAN, Institutul Național de Magistratură
Iulian TUCA, Deutsche Welle
Eric ADAMS, Knight Fellow
Linda ADAMS, freelancer
Robert ANDRESSEN, freelancer
Bailey BARASH, Knight Fellow
MJ BEAR, Knight Fellow
Mike BEARDSLEY, Knight Fellow
Nancy BENSON, Knight Fellow
Will CORBIN, Knight Fellow
Douglas COSPER, Knight Fellow
Dean COX, Knight Fellow, Transitions Online
William DICKINSON, Knight Fellow
Merle DIELEMAN, Knight Fellow
Rob EURE, Knight Fellow
Alan ELSNER, Knight Fellow
Lucinda FLEESON, Knight Fellow
Karen FREEMAN, Knight Fellow
Susan FRIEDMAN, Knight Fellow
Jean GARNER, Knight Fellow
Meg GAYDOSIK, Knight Fellow
Larry GERBER, Knight Fellow
Rebecca HAGGERTY, Knight Fellow
Bobby HAWTHORNE, Columbia Scholastic School Association
Shirley YASKIN, Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Hellen SMITH, Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Jill HODGES, Freedom Forum
Ed JONSON, Knight Fellow
Timothy KENNY, Knight Fellow
Steven KNOWLTON, Knight Fellow
Rebecca LIPKIN, Knight Fellow
Patty McCRACKEN, Knight Fellow
Mark MILSTEIN, freelancer
Marco MULCAHY, Knight Fellow
Mel OPOTOWSKY, Knight Fellow
Karen Schmidt, Fulbright Fellow
John SMOCK, freelancer
Pamela TAYLOR, Knight Fellow
Beth THOMPSON, freelancer
Brad THOMPSON, Penn State University
Liane THOMPSON, Knight Fellow
Patrick COX, The World
Janis OVERLOCK, Independent Journalism Foundation
Milica PESIC, Media Diversity Institute
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Many challenges. Few resources. We must build an honest and balanced climate together, because without responsible journalism and active, involved citizens there is no democracy.
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