At The African News Journal we believe in people’s intelligence and that News is not a matter of having preconceptions. The African News Journal is a media for all views and voices, ideas and perspectives.

The African News Journal aims to support an Africa Rising and to empower African people by giving access to independent, trustworthy and relevant national, regional and international news and information based on the following pillars among others:-

Business | Politics | Finance |Special Reports | Lifestyles/Arts and Culture | Sports| | Health| Education| Property Marketing and Real-estate Development.

Kasozi Nasser, Managing Editor and CEO, of The African News Journal and The Homeland Newspaper, initiated the ‘The African News Journal Company limited’ in 2016, respectively.

In response to the question “Why The African News Journal” Kasozi Nasser answered: “Africa is a land of opportunities. It is a continent which is rising. But why can’t we hear what the Africans have to say, not only on African affairs, but on world affairs too? The demand for unbiased News is unmet. There is a gap to fill. This is why we are launching The African news Journal and The Homeland Newspaper to pioneer independent News from the African perspective. A new adventure starts for a fully-fledged Pan-African network whose unique mission is empowering people through independent and reliable news.”


The African News Journal Company Limited. (“The African News Journal” or the “Company”), a leading media and entertainment company with businesses in Newspaper Printing and Publishing, Broadcasting, Arts, Film and TV entertainment, is incorporated and headquartered in the Uganda Kampala. The African News Journal Company operates – The African News Journal, https://www.africannewsjournal.com, The Homeland Newspaper and http://www.homelandnews.com. With operations in the Uganda and, through subsidiaries in South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi. This statement has been made and adopted by The African News Journal Company Limited (The African News Journal) and shall be followed promptly by the all subsidiary companies across the globe. The African News Journal is the Pan-African News media, unique in its concept and vision.

The African News Journal covers sub-African and international news and business stories 24/7 in English language from an African perspective. The African News Journal adheres to the same editorial charter as its sister channel The Homeland Newspaper, guaranteeing its independence.

The African News Journal is striving to deliver factually-correct information in a non-superficial format. Uninfluenced by political interests, the African news Journal team of more than 20 professional journalists and technicians from multiple African countries work together to serve the African audience, driven by an uncompromising journalism.  The African news Journal is headquartered in Kampala Uganda and work closely with an extensive network of correspondents across the continent.


The African news Journal will be launching media platforms and will be available worldwide via https://www.africannewsjournal.com, and https://www.homelandnews.com built to fit all devices, whatever the connection available. The African news Journal offers also tailor-made programmes, live streaming, VOD and interactive services on internet and mobile devices.



By using the website “https://www.africannewsjournal.com” Or https://www.homelandnews.com or any of its sub-domains, you signify your agreement to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use the website.

You may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided that:

  1. You keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices
  2. You make no modifications to the materials
  3. You do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services, or brands
  4. You do not download quantities of materials to a database that can be used to avoid future downloads from this website. For the purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other website or computer environment is prohibited.

The African News Journal website contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, photos, video, graphics, music, sound and software.

The entire contents of African news journal’ website are copyrighted under the French copyright laws. You may not modify, publish, translate, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part.

You may download copyrighted material for your personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under French copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express permission of The African News Journal the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made.

You shall not Upload, post or otherwise make available on The African News Journal any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission.

Any unlawful use of the website can result in legal action.


The “Feedback” means the message board, or e-mail function offered as part of this Site. If you participate in the Feedback, you must not:

  1. Defame, abuse, harass or threaten others
  2. Make any bigoted, hateful, or racially offensive statements
  3. Infringe human rights
  4. Advocate illegal activity or discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit them
  5. Post or distribute any material that infringes and/or violates any right of a third party or any law
  6. Post or distribute any vulgar, obscene, discourteous, or indecent language or images
  7. Infringe authors’ right
  8. Advertise or sell to or solicit others
  9. Use the Feedback for commercial purposes of any kind
  10. Post or distribute any software or other materials that contain a virus or other harmful component
  11. Post material or make statements that do not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of any chat room or bulletin board

We reserve the right to remove or edit content from the Forum at any time and for any reason.

By submitting any materials to the Feedback, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such materials expressly granted) us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and display, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe.

Information obtained in the Feedback may not be reliable. We cannot be responsible for the content or accuracy of any information, and shall not be responsible for any trading or investment decisions made based on such information.

If you are under 18, please get a parent’s or guardian’s permission before taking part in any The African News Journal discussion. Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, telephone number, home address or email address).


The African News  Journal content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to The African News Journal, it’s products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided “as is” and on an “is available” basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from a third-party site that links to or from the website or third-party content on our sites. We do not endorse any of the merchandise, nor have we taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of, any of the information contained in such third-party sites or content.


Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the site or materials or functions on our site, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The African News Journal suggests to watch over children when they use the website. The African news Journal is not responsible for consequences of children’s access to the website as well as trying to be responsible on guiding parents and children.


We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Your access to the Site may be terminated immediately without notice from us if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these terms. Upon termination, you must cease use of the Site and destroy all materials obtained from such site and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise.


These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of France.


  • Corporate form : Private Limited Liability company
  • Company Address : P.O Box 72375 Kampala Uganda
  • Share capital amount : 50.000.000 Million Shillings
  • Email address : africannewsjournal@gamil.com
  • Registration number within the Companies Register (URSB) : 222521
  • VAT number : 1009605338
  • Hosting company address : Mesh Digital Ltd CE – PO Box 786, City: Hayes, State: Middlesex : Country: GB
  • Telephone number : Phone:+44.1483307527 Fax: +44.1483304031


To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online resources and information practices on The African Media Group and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.


The africannewsjournal.com is determined to protect your privacy.  It is very important to us that you should be able to use and enjoy the Website without having to compromise your privacy unacceptably.  This policy outlines how we may use the personal and behavioral information we hold about you and how you can access, change or delete your personal information.

Knowing something about our users is necessary to ensure that our service is continually improved.  We need to build an accurate picture of the needs and wishes of our users, and to be able to communicate with you.  That enables us to offer a service that is relevant and truly interactive, which is what our users expect. It also helps us to maintain the greatest possible free-to-user access to the Website.




The African News Journal respects the rights of all copyright holders and in this regard, The African News Journal has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of subscribers and account holders who infringe the rights of copyright holders.


If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide The News Journal’s Copyright Agent the following information required by the patent Copyright laws and Infringement of Liability Limitation Acts of the Laws of Uganda and countries where we operate from, also adhering to the international global Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. ¤ 512:


A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party.
A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.


Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party.
A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.


Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party.
A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.


Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party.
A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.


A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.


A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.


The African News Journal’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regarding this site can be reached by sending an email to africannewsjournal@gmail.com or writing to:-

Copyright Agent:-

The African Media Center

P.O Box 72375 Kampala-Uganda

Phone: (+256) 752-207186

Email: africannewsjournal@gmail.com,

For any questions or requests other than copyright issues, please view our extensive The African News Journal Corporate Website.


The African News Journal’s portfolio of news and information services is available across the local and international users. Across all major online platforms, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 400 million households around the globe. The African News Journal is the number one online news and information news channel according to all major media surveys across Uganda, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America and recently expanded its Global. Presence with its launch on Homeland Digital. The Homeland Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media.

Since the establishment the African news journal and the homeland news brands has won multiple prestigious awards around the world for its journalism. The African News Journal has 4 editorial offices and more than 10 affiliates worldwide through The Homeland Digital Newspot. The Homeland Digital is part of The African News Journal, an African Media Group company. Please contact our sales team for sponsorship and affiliate opportunities.

The African News Journal is committed to protecting your personal information. This privacy policy aims to help you understand what information we may collect about you and how we use it.

This privacy policy applies to anyone who uses any services of The African News Journal available online including The African News Journal website; program and/or software applications that allow you to access watch and/or listen to The African News Journal content on your device (hereinafter referred as “The African News Journal Company Services”).

Please carefully review this Privacy Policy and more generally our Terms of Use relating to our services. Your use of African news Journal website signifies your consent to our Privacy Policy and tour Terms of Use.

Before using the Website – www.africannewsjournal.com – it is your responsibility to read the privacy policy.

Please note that The African News Journal Company Limited – referred to as africannewsjournal.com in this policy – may revise this privacy policy at any time by posting an update on its Website.  Please ensure that you check this Website from time to time to review the current privacy policy against any preferences you may have indicated.  This privacy policy was last updated on the date shown above.


Whenever you use the Website, information may be collected through the use of cookies so you should also read our Cookie Policy for more information about this.

You should also read the Terms of Use before using the Website.  By accessing and using it you are agreeing to be legally bound by the terms of use and this privacy policy.


We may ask you to provide personal information on a voluntary basis in order to get a clearer picture of our users.

It is then entirely up to you whether you are happy to give us this information.  For example, in the course of certain activities such as registration, commenting on the Website, entering competitions, promotions and other offers or submitting content to the Website you will be asked to give some details about yourself (for example, email address, name, postcode or year of birth).

You may also choose to email us or make contact with us in other ways. Such contact gives us information about you.  We endeavor to explain to you why we would like this information and what we do with it at each stage.

If you have any financial dealings, for instance if you make purchases with our trading partners on co-branded Websites, the information you submit will be disclosed to us and to relevant third parties, for example suppliers of goods and services and our web service providers.

Please do not submit your personal information to us if you do not want us to collect it.

We automatically collect some data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns. This is aggregate data and does not identify any individual.  We do this using web beacons or cookies through a number of carefully selected, trusted third parties. If you would like to know more about africannewsjournal.com’s use of cookies and how to manage them, do read our Cookie Policy.

Sometimes we obtain additional information about you from other reputable data sources. The data these companies might hold about you has been collected from publicly available records, such as the electoral roll, or via a range of sources with your permission (such as surveys or where you have agreed, via opt-in, for your information to be shared with third parties).

We may check our registered viewer database against the information they hold on their systems to see if there are any matched individuals. If there is a match, we can collect and store some of this additional information (which may include statements about your lifestyle and interests) in our database and use it to further enhance our understanding of the types of products and services you might be interested in.

We also collect information from social media activity such as when you ‘like’ the Website, share content or follow us on Twitter.  When you sign in to the Website using social media you grant permission to the social network to share your user details. Depending on the network this will include basic account information such as name, email address, date of birth and any other details you choose to share according to your particular social media account settings.


We use the aggregate audience details (where no individual is identifiable) to help us improve our understanding of our users and what they want. We may use it to assist us in arranging more personalized advertising, commercial opportunities and competitions which help us keep the Website free for you to enjoy.

If advertisers want to reach people like you they might want to use the information we hold on you from other data sources.  We never disclose your personal details but group you into anonymous audience segments with other users who have the same interests.

We also use this information to ensure we provide the best possible content, tailoring where we can to our users interests. It also helps us develop the Website and audit its use.

The information about you as an identifiable individual, including contact details, may be used in a number of ways, including:

* Verifying your identity (for example when you return to the Website)

* Personalizing your visits to the Website and developing the design and style of the Website to improve the services provided to you

* Informing you about the latest changes to the Website, or products, services or promotional offers that you might find interesting

* Dealing with, and responding to you about, a comment you have submitted for or on our message boards, blogs and other such user generated content facilities

* Enabling you to share our content with others using social media or email

* Communicating (and personalizing such communication) with you

* Informing you if you have been successful in any Website competitions or promotions

* Compiling customer reviews

* Conducting market research

* Sending a product to your home address


We will not send you any unsolicited marketing. We will only send you emails or other marketing messages where you have signed up to receive these. Marketing emails you have signed up to will also tell you how you can unsubscribe should you decide that you no longer wish to receive them.

Please note that registered users may receive important information about Independent.co.uk (such as changes to the Independent.co.uk service or other administration matters). As a registered user, this is not spam.


You can update some of your personal information by signing in to your account page or through your social network provider.


We will keep your information only for as long as it is relevant and useful for the purpose for which it was originally collected.

Please note that if your account appears to have not been used for 2 years, we may try and contact you to check whether it is still in use and/or we may delete it.


Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


By using the Website, you agree that we may disclose your personal information to any company within the Independent.co.uk group of companies, which includes the companies which publish The Independent and the London Evening Standard newspapers and Websites, and broadcasts London Live and its Website.

Advertisers and advertising networks sometimes require data to select and serve relevant advertisements to you and others. However, we do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1).

Subject to obtaining your consent, we may also supply personal information about you to third parties.

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to comply with applicable laws. And government or regulatory bodies’ lawful requests for information.

Your personal details may be shared with third party organisations we have contracted to provide services to us which include processing data.

We may also have to release information (which could include the contents of email communications between any persons) because of a legal requirement on us or pursuant to a court order.

We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this policy to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, and change of control, transfer of assets or reorganization of our business.


As you will know, the internet does not recognize national boundaries. Services on the net are accessible globally so collection and transmission of personal data is not always confined to one country.

You should be aware that by using the Website and those of our partners or any Website we link through to, your personal data may be processed in or transferred to other countries, the USA for example, and you agree to your personal data being transferred or processed in this way.


You may not wish us to share personal details about you with third parties outside Independent.co.uk, or to use your information in the other ways we have described in this privacy policy.

You can visit our africannewsjournal.com at any time to let us know of any objections you may have as to how we use or disclose your data in the ways set out in this privacy policy.


The Website makes videos, blogs and other such user generated content facilities, such as comments, available to users of the Website and registered users can provide content for and participate in these facilities. Any information that is disclosed in these areas of our Website becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to disclose your personal information. For more information, please click on the Website’s Terms of Use and Community Guidelines.


When you use these facilities and provide us with personal data (for example, name and email address) of a third party, please ensure that you have their consent before giving us their details.


The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the Websites of advertisers and other third parties. If you follow a link to any of these Websites, please note that these Websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these Websites.


If you want further information, or wish to communicate with us about this privacy policy and your wishes about your personal information, please visit the africannewsjournal.com web portal.



When you use The African News Journal Online Services we may receive or collect personal information about you.

Personal information you provide to us: Indeed, by using The African News Journal Online Services you may provide to us voluntary registration information such as your email address. In particular, when you sign up to The African News Journal Community which enables you to receive a newsletter according to your own choice, you provide your email address. Or, you may provide your e-mail address to participate to our interactive program such as U talk. Besides, when you use The African News Journal applications you may agree to give us geolocation data in order to benefit from the functioning of a News map.

Personal information we collect: In addition, we collect, by default, standard data such as your IP address or additional data like anonymous labels, through labels and information provided by OS in order to understand how The African News Journal Online Services are being used or to benefit from push notification.



  • Allow you to benefit from The African News Journal Online Services ;
  • Ensure an easier browsing on our website ;
  • Provide you target ad serving services (for further information referred to our privacy);
  • Send push notifications on you’re the African News Journal apps ;
  • Enable operation of our analysis tool.

Indeed, this analysis tool enables us to measure and analyze information with regard to your use of our African news journal Online Services. We can then put this information in favor of a better efficiency of our The African News Journal Online Services and accordingly increase the quality of our services.


We will keep your information confidential except when disclosure is required by law or for technical purposes.

Indeed, your personal information can be transmitted to suppliers of technology and services to ensure the optimum operation of African news Journal Online Services. For example, this is effectively the case when you share an article via a third-party application like Facebook or Twitter.

We hold your personal information for as long it appears necessary to ensure effective operation of The African News Journal Company Services.

The African News Journal only processes your personal data for the purposes described below, it does not divulge them for other purposes. Our main objective is to collect and use only the information we believe is necessary for the performance of African news Journal Online Services in order to better understand your interests and improve your experience of using our website.

You can exercise this right by sending a letter to the following address:


In addition, if you have any questions or comments on our Privacy Policy, you may contact us by sending an africannewsjournal@gmail.com


2.1 On our various linear and non-linear platforms, you may be asked to participate by sending (by various means) content that you wish to share with us, such as a video or photo (hereinafter referred to as the “Content”) so that it can be used by The African News Journal and The Homeland Newspaper media (hereinafter referred to as the “Media”).

2.2 You declare and guarantee that you have (and will continue to have during use by the Media) all of the rights, licences, approvals and authorizations required to allow the Media to use your Content in order to offer their services, and more generally under the conditions specified by the present Terms. Consequently, you must not share videos that you have not created, or use content in your videos that is protected by copyright, such as music, extracts from protected programmes or videos created by third parties, if you do not have the required authorisations.

2.3 You undertake not to submit to the Media any Content for which the rights are held by third parties (including the right of ownership, right to privacy, and right of personal portrayal) unless you have obtained from the third party concerned formal authorization to distribute the data concerned and grant to the Media the rights specified in Article 2.2 above.

2.4 You retain all of the intellectual property rights for your Content, but you must grant limited rights to the Media. When you submit Content to The African News Journal, you grant the Media a non-exclusive right, that is transferable (including the right to sublicense), free of charge, for the whole world and throughout the duration of the copyright protection, to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works, represent and perform the Content in connection with the Media’s activity, and in particular for the promotion and redistribution of all or part of the service (and of the resulting derivative works) without limitation, in all formats, on all media and via all media channels;

2.5 In this connection you may be required to give us your personal data such as your photograph and first name/surname. You expressly authorize us to reproduce them in context with the Content sent.

Thank you for sending us your content. Please note that it will be subject to the rules specified in our General Terms available at the website link (http//www.africannewsjournal.com). OR https://www.homelandnews.com

You acknowledge that you accept without exception or reservations all of the General Terms allowing use of this content by African news Journal and The Homeland newspaper.

Kindly confirm this by sending us the following message (by email, WhatsApp or SMS): “I accept the General Terms of The African News Journal”.


The African News Journal is committed to conducting global business with high ethical and legal standards. That commitment begins with The African News Journal’s ethical codes of conduct referred to as the Standards of Business Conduct (SBC), available at, https://www.africannewsjournal.com/company/corporate-governance/codes-of-conduct. The (SBC) referred to as ethical codes of conduct apply to all employees of The African news journal and serve as a model for comparable codes of conduct that have been adopted at each of the Company’s businesses, including offices outside Uganda and outside. The Codes of conduct stress the importance of abiding by the law, being truthful, being transparent in our business dealings, putting the needs of our shareholders and customers first, and avoiding excesses and ethical lapses.



In addition to the ethical conduct, the Company has policies on specific topics to provide guidance to employees. In 2016, the African News Journal Company Board of Directors adopted ethical sourcing guidelines, which apply to vendors from whom the Company purchases directly and to whom the Company’s subsidiaries license images, brands and characters. The Guidelines establish expectations for the vendors’ business operations as they relate to The African News Journal and its businesses and reflect our commitment to conduct business in an ethical manner and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The Guidelines set forth The African News Journal’s expectations with respect to, among other areas: (1) Child labor, (2) Involuntary labor, (3) Coercion, Abuse and harassment of supplier employees, (4) Working hours and compensation, and (5) Worker Health And Safety.

The African News Journal reserves the right to take any actions it deems appropriate to monitor and promote adherence to the Guidelines.

The African news Journal’s Internal Audit department reviews contracts with vendors as part of its divisional and departmental audits to confirm whether the Guidelines have been incorporated.


The African News Journal believes in the value of collaborating and sharing information to improve responsible sourcing efforts across the globe. The African News Journal’s businesses are members of various industry working groups, including the Uganda media council, The Uganda Communication commission, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) and the Toy Industry Association (TIA).



The Company understands that a key component of an effective compliance environment is employee training and education regarding the rules and policies that apply to their business activities, as well as the Company’s commitment to ethical business conduct. Employees receive training on the ethical conduct when they join the Company, as well as regular ethics and compliance training on laws that apply to our business activities to reinforce the Company’s commitment to compliance with laws and ethical behavior.



Employees are encouraged to report any misconduct or unethical behavior. The Company and its businesses provide multiple means of reporting concerns, including a HelpLine monitored 24-7, which enable anonymous reporting where permitted by local law. Third parties can also report concerns, including through the HelpLine (where permitted by local law).

The African News Journal and its businesses encourage anyone to report in good faith issues about potential ethical, legal, regulatory, or human rights violations. The Company will investigate allegations and take appropriate remedial actions.

It is important to us that we get things right.  Our commitment to high standards is embodied in our company Code of Conduct, which is set out in full below.  This Code applies to all members of our editorial staff, as well as freelancers who work for us, and our business partners.

In the event that we get something wrong, we would like to know about it.  As such, for any feedback or complaints about editorial material – either in print or online – or about the conduct of our journalists in the course of their work please contact our complaints and customer service team using the link below.  If you have any queries about the complaints process please email the office of the managing editor by email (africannewsjournal@gmail.com).

Before making your complaint it may help to read the answers to some frequently asked questions, as they might deal with the matter you want to raise – africannewsjournal@gmail.com.

To lodge a complaint please complete the form or write africannewsjournal@gmail.com.

To send a letter for publication please email africannewsjournal@gmail.com

Information about advertising can be found here: http://anjc.com OR https://www.amg.com

 You can also contact us by telephone on +256 752 207186 or in writing: The African News Journal, Kampala Uganda.


The reputation of our brands is based on the editorial independence, integrity and high journalistic standards of our output.

The rules set out here are intended to apply to all our platforms (print, digital and broadcast), unless it is stated otherwise.  You must follow these rules even when they set a ‘higher bar’ than other external regulations unless you have specific approval to the contrary from a senior executive.

The Editorial provisions of the Code are applicable to all employees, workers, and contributors to the Group’s publications, whether contracted or freelance or otherwise commissioned.  While individuals take personal responsibility for their own compliance, managers should also ensure this Code is understood and complied with by employees, workers and contributors in their own areas.  If managers believe that they or those working for them have insufficient knowledge about the legal and regulatory environment within which they work, they must contact the managing editor’s office.

In addition to this Code, you must adhere to the general law and any other external regulations as required by the Group – notably the minimum Broadcasting standards and Code of conduct, in respect of material broadcast by The African News Journal; and the Editors’ Code of Practice in respect of material published by The African News Journal or Homeland Newspaper (whether in print or online, including any related websites, and official social media channels (Twitter, Facebook etc).

Many staff will work primarily for one company within the Group.  Managers should be aware, therefore, that individuals may require advice and guidance on regulatory questions if they are contributing to a platform that is outside their usual sphere of operations.

If you have any queries about relevant regulations or legal matters, please contact the managing editor’s office or head of legal as appropriate.


Breaking rules can sometimes be justified where there is a legitimate ‘public interest’ in publishing a story.  This can include such things as detecting or exposing crime or impropriety, protecting the security of the general public and preventing people and communities from being misled by the behavior of another individual or organisations.  The public interest is not, of course, the same thing as ‘being interesting to the public’.  Context is vital to making judgments about what might be in the public interest.

With regard to the law, it is no defence to certain criminal offences (e.g. phone-hacking) that any resulting story would be in the public interest.  In other areas of the law (for instance the Data Protection Act), the public interest might be a factor but you should seek legal advice if you believe that your journalistic activity may result in a breach of any legislation.

If you believe that a story breaches this Code or industry best practice but has a public interest justification you should discuss the terms of that justification as precisely as possible with your line manager and, if necessary, with other senior editorial executives.  If circumstances permit, it may be useful to take a brief note of such discussions, although the Group recognises that it will often not be feasible because of deadline and other time pressures.  If in doubt, speak in the first instance to your line manager.  If you are planning an undercover investigation (i.e. any investigation where you are deliberately hiding the fact that you are a journalist) you should always seek prior approval from the managing editor’s office, bearing in mind the information in this Code below.



You must fully cooperate with the editors in the area you are working in or for, and undertake whatever pre-publication checks and research are requested by those editors or by the companies’ legal advisers or other relevant executives.

Legal claims can be hugely expensive to the Group as well as damaging to its reputation.  To be in the best position to defend a claim or complaint it is important that the people involved in preparation and publication of the story ensure that:

  • Their pre-publication conduct is beyond reproach;
  • They use their best efforts to get all the facts right;
  • They do the necessary research and;
  • They seek a response from the subject of an article if appropriate (which it usually will be).

Always ask for advice about any specific issues you are not sure about.  Also, be mindful of the need to remain up to date with all information provided on legal and compliance subjects, and make sure you familiarize yourself with legal bulletins and notices sent out by your department heads, by the companies’ head of legal, the managing editor’s office or by other senior executives.

It is your duty to raise, in a full and frank manner and making full disclosure, any issues that could have a bearing on whether publication of any material you are involved in complies with all legal and regulatory requirements as well as any issues to do with staff conduct.

If in doubt about regulatory matters please contact your line manager or the managing editor’s office.


In the course of your work you will speak to a great many people.  Except in exceptional circumstances (see below), you should be up front about the fact you are a journalist and you must always identify who you are and who you work for when asked, unless there are public interest reasons for not doing so.

You must not intimidate or harass individuals nor engage in persistent physical pursuit.  If you are asked to stop questioning, contacting, filming or photographing someone you must do so.  Public interest exemptions can apply in this area but they are relatively rare.  In the first instance you should consult your line manager if there is any complaint about your conduct (more information about what to do if someone makes a complaint is set out below).

The same rules apply when contacting somebody via email, Facebook or Twitter that apply in relation to face-to-face meetings and phone conversations: if someone says they don’t want to be contacted further, you should stop – whatever the platform you are communicating on.

In cases involving grief, you must conduct your enquiries with particular sympathy and discretion.  If you plan to approach somebody who is in hospital (or any medical institution, including a care home) you are likely to require consent from the hospital’s authorities before doing so.  You must not approach children at school without the consent of parents and the school authorities.


If an investigative story or any allegation of wrongdoing depends on the word of a single source you should try and get it corroborated by at least one other, unconnected and trustworthy source.  In some circumstances you will need to formalise the evidence that you have obtained from a key source (eg by preparing a witness statement).  You may in such cases need to speak to the Group’s head of legal.

If a source needs to remain confidential you should ensure that they cannot be identified – directly or indirectly – from your notes, or any data on your mobile phone or other device.


You should be cautious how you use the internet or social media to obtain material for a story, both in terms of trustworthiness of the information or identification, and also the rights in the material (eg copyright).

From the point of view of rights ownership, you should bear in mind that what you see online, including on social media, is not free for use just because it is free to view.  So, not only must you consider questions of accuracy and privacy, you should also assess whether material can lawfully be reproduced or even drawn on without the consent of the rights holder and whether re-use of that material may carry a fee. In any event, you must always attribute content as fully as possible so that readers know its origins.

Consider too whether material – especially from social media or from historic sources – might constitute a contempt of court in relation to current, ongoing legal proceedings.


There is no blanket prohibition on journalists talking to children or on using what they say for publication.  However, you must not – unless there is an exceptional public interest – speak to a child under 16 on any subject that touches on his/her, or another child’s, welfare (that is, probably any personal issue) without the consent of whoever has legal custody of the child.  It is usually not adequate to rely on consent from a teacher, a non-custodial parent or other family member, e.g. grandparent.

If in doubt, ask a child how old they are and get confirmation if you are still unsure.  The onus is on you to establish an accurate age.

If you have any uncertainty about the public interest requirements or any other matter, do talk to your department head and then, as appropriate, the managing editor’s office, the Group’s head of legal or another senior executive.


It is not only good, responsible journalism but also a keystone of how we might defend a libel complaint, that any potentially critical or damaging reference is put to the subject before publication. This ensures that the subject is given the opportunity to point out any errors in a story as well as to comment on it so that their response can be included in the article in the interests of fairness.  The more serious the allegation, the more important it is to provide the subject with a proper opportunity to respond.  You should consider whether it would be appropriate to email a request in which you set out each allegation and give the subject an adequate amount of time to respond (sometimes it may be useful to send a repeat request).  Always try to be realistic in your requests: bearing in mind the possibility that different time-zones and weekend/evening availability may have an impact on a subject’s ability to respond. And make sure you are as specific as possible in the questions you ask.

Contributors, especially to broadcast material, should be informed of the wider context within which their comments will be placed and – where applicable – be told about who else may be contributing to the same programme or article.


You should where possible make detailed notes or keep other contemporaneous records of pre-publication conversations or exchanges, and these should be retained, bearing in mind that you may have to produce them as evidence in court.

It is acceptable to audio-record key telephone conversations with people to whom you have identified yourself as a journalist provided you only use the recording as a background aid in place of or in addition to handwritten notes.  If you intend to publish the recording you must make that clear at the outset and obtain consent (note: subterfuge, and its public interest justifications, is dealt with below).

If you have obtained material from the internet it is important that you retain copies of relevant pages, tweets, pictures or posts.  Since information can easily be taken offline, you should take screen-grabs of any material that could be contentious or disputed.


When commissioning material from a freelance individual or entity, for example an outside investigative company, you should take steps to consider whether their track-record suggests they are professional, reliable and trustworthy.

If you are in any doubt, refer the issue to your department head.  Any freelance you intend to use should be directed to this Code of Conduct and to the Terms for Freelance Contributions on the Group’s websites with which they are required to comply.


We do not pay individuals or agencies for information about third parties that could breach their rights.  However, there are exceptional circumstances when it could theoretically be acceptable: where the story would be in the public interest.  If you are considering paying a source for such information you must seek for authority  and submit it for approval to your line manager and the managing editor’s office (and to the Chief Operating Officer for africannewsjournal.com).

Parents should not be paid for information involving their child’s welfare, unless payment can be shown genuinely to be in the child’s interest.

In line with industry best practice there can be no payments or promises of payment to witnesses in criminal trials; there can be no payments to those who might reasonably be expected to be witnesses in future trials unless there is a public interest; and there can be no payments to convicted criminals or their associates for any material relating to their crime, unless there are exceptional circumstances (in which case you must discuss the case with your line manager and the managing editor’s office).

Crucially, you must be aware that any payment to a police officer or public official will breach the law without exemption.


No one should break the criminal law in their work for the Group.

Anyone engaging in any form of deception for journalistic purposes (and this includes where they do not make it clear they are a journalist when making enquiries) should seek approval in advance by writing. It is important that this happens at an early stage in order that a proper record of the decision-making process is made which can be produced subsequently if necessary.

The form should be completed after discussion with your department head and the managing editor’s office, if possible before you embark on any sort of undercover investigation, no matter how apparently insubstantial.  Failure to get advance approval could lead to non-compliance with the company’s Code or a tainting of crucial legal evidence.

If you genuinely did not have an opportunity to seek approval in advance, or an external journalist or entity has come to us with evidence obtained through subterfuge, you must refer it urgently to your department head and the managing editor’s office so that the situation can be properly assessed.


You should be transparent about any outside political, philosophical, religious or financial interests that might conflict with your journalistic independence or integrity, or could be perceived to do so. You should declare an interest before publication to your department head when you are involved with something with which you have a significant connection.  The desk head should then decide whether a declaration should appear in any relevant article or broadcast, referring the matter to the managing editor’s office as appropriate.  For more information see the Conflicts of Interest Policy.


Even where the law may permit it, our journalists – whatever their status: employed, contracted, freelance or any other – should never use for their own profit financial information they receive in the course of their work before such information is published, nor should they pass such information to others.  You must inform your department head of any significant interest in any shares or securities that you know you or your close family/ associates hold before writing or broadcasting about such shares or securities.  You must not buy or sell, directly or through nominees or agents, shares or securities about which you have written recently or intend to write or which you have discussed in broadcast material.

If anyone writing about financial information is concerned about a potential conflict of interest, they must raise their concerns immediately with their department head.  There are special rules for those working on business and city desks whereby journalists must ensure that an accurate and updated record is kept by their desk head or the managing editor’s office of all relevant investments and interests.


If you are presented with a confidentiality agreement – a book or speech embargo for example – you must pass it to your desk head and, where appropriate, discuss the matter with the managing editor’s office or the head of legal.  Signature of such an agreement might bind not only your desk, but you and the company (or Group).  You should not sign it or take on such a commitment without consulting whether that is in the Group’s interests.

If you agree with a content provider that our use of a story, picture or video material should be restricted, either in terms of our initial publication or our syndication or exploitation of it, then you should inform the syndication department who will, in liaison with the head of legal and/or managing editor’s office, issue the appropriate restricted rights warning.



We do not set out to offend the general reader or viewer and you should always consider how people will respond to our material. That is not to say that we should necessarily shy away from publication simply for fear that it might provoke a negative reaction in some quarters.   Insofar as broadcast material is concerned, the Journalism Code of conduct makes clear that: “generally accepted standards must be applied to the contents of TV…services so as to provide protection for members of the public from…harmful or offensive material.”  It goes on:  “Broadcasters must ensure that material which may cause offence is justified by context.”

With regard to material broadcast on London Live you should, therefore, always consider factors including: the likely audience at the time the material appears; the possibility of needing to ‘sign-post’ upcoming material; and more generally whether the audience will understand the context of the material.


It is our primary endeavour to publish information that is accurate and will not mislead readers.  You must take care not to distort information either by disingenuous phrasing or by omission.

If you think that material has been published or broadcast that is wrong, you should notify your line manager and the managing editor’s office.  It may be necessary to take corrective action but you should not generally proceed without discussion.


TV news and other programmes that might be considered to fall into the ‘current affairs’ bracket are subject to rules governing impartiality.


There are no specific rules regarding the way newspapers cover elections insofar as impartiality is concerned.  Ofcom, meanwhile, requires that “due weight must be given to the coverage of major parties during the election period” and that broadcasters “consider giving appropriate coverage to other parties, candidates”.  When preparing material for broadcast in election periods you should make sure you are fully versed in the relevant rules.

Exit polls or partial results must not be published on the day of an election before polls have closed.  Seek advice if you are not sure.


All substantial material and quotes should be attributed correctly (ie. by author and/or by title of the publication), whatever the source of such material, including another media outlet, agency, writer or journalist.  Sources should be identified unless their security or a prior agreement of confidentiality dictates otherwise.  The principle is to be transparent.  Images should, similarly, be appropriately captioned.  If you have sourced comments from social media or other websites you should take care to ensure that you do not present the material as if it has been provided as part of an interview. And remember that there may be a cost attached to re-using material whether you attribute it properly or not.


If quoting someone directly, you should generally use their exact words.  If you do not want to use the way they have expressed something then, if it is editorially justified, you should not quote directly but paraphrase their words in indirect speech, taking care not to change the actual meaning.

You should exercise caution if you want to quote someone anonymously.  Ask yourself what their motivation is if they are not prepared to go on the record, and whether an improper purpose could taint their reliability as a source (and thus make defending our published or broadcast material more difficult).


In order to ensure the integrity and independence of our editorial content we should not offer copy or picture approval to any subject.  If this is the only way to secure an interview, approval must be sought in advance from your desk head or relevant senior executives.


Evidence suggests that media reporting of suicide can influence others who are suicidal or mentally fragile to take their own lives.  When reporting suicide you should avoid excessive detail about the method used: information that amounts to a step-by-step guide will be too much.  Care should also be taken not to glamorise suicide or its victims; and not perpetually to repeat details of past suicides at a particular place.


There are no specific rules regarding the presentation of information about drugs, tobacco or alcohol insofar as newspapers’ editorial content is concerned.  However, the Ofcom Code makes clear that care should be taken not to glamorise on television the taking of such substances unless there is editorial justification (primarily in order to protect children).


When reporting on stories involving sexual assault, the utmost care should be taken to avoid identifying the victim. Legally, victims (and alleged victims) have a right to anonymity. However, this is not just a question of omitting an individual’s name; any identifying details should be avoided. Remember, a seemingly innocuous detail may be very revealing to members of a local community. You should also be aware of the possibility of jigsaw identification, where a combination of small details effectively identifies the victim. Remember, identifying a victim of a sex crime is a itself a criminal offence.

On occasion, an individual may waive their right to anonymity, or the court may permit the identification of the victim. In such circumstances, you should obtain clear evidence that consent has been granted before proceeding with publication in order to remove any possibility of confusion. Waivers of anonymity by a victim must be in writing. If in doubt, seek advice from the managing editor’s office or the head of legal.

Under no circumstances should a child victim of sexual assault or witness in a sex case be identified. Again, be wary of what details you include in the report; if the case involves incest, you can either identify the defendant but ensure that there is no suggestion of their relation to the victim, or report the incestuous nature of the crime, but ensure the defendant is not identified. You should be cognisant of how other media have reported the case to guard against accidental jigsaw identification.


Care should be taken not to discriminate against people on the basis of, for instance, their sexual orientation, religion or race (or by virtue of an illness or disability). This means avoiding pejorative references to those aspects of their lives; but it also means not referring to them at all unless relevant to story.


We should avoid intrusions into people’s privacy: that is, reporting details about their personal lives unless there is a clear public interest in doing so.  For example, you should take care if thinking about reporting: addresses (or identifying private homes directly or indirectly); medical information; and information obtained in personal communications including email or limited access social media.  The English law can be used to protect an individual’s privacy rights no matter where in the world that person is based.

In cases involving bereavement or shock, sensitivity and discretion are especially important, not only because of the personal impact on individuals but also because, in line with industry-wide guidelines, we do not permit any public interest justification for intruding into a person’s grief.   We should not report gratuitous information about a person’s death or make light of genuine tragedies.  Images of dead bodies (especially if the individual is identifiable) should be avoided except in exceptional circumstances, for instance in connection to reporting atrocities of war.

The Data Protection Act has the potential to impact journalists in two ways: 1) you might try to obtain information from people or organisations that will cite the Act as a reason for refusing to divulge information; and/or 2) as a person who is processing data, you have to comply with the Act when writing about personal information.  More information about this is contained in the Data Protection Policy, and you should seek advice from your department head or the Group’s head of legal if you have any queries.


  • Information Collection
  • Information Usage
  • Information Protection
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  • 3rd Party Disclosure
  • 3rd Party Links
  • Google AdSense
  • Fair Information Practices


We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter or enter information on our site.


We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.


We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.

We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

We do not use an SSL certificate

  • We only provide articles and information. We never ask for personal or private information like names, email addresses, or credit card numbers.


Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.


  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  • Keep track of advertisements.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly

However, you will still be able to place orders.


We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.


Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.


  • Remarketing with Google AdSense
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform Integration

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt out Browser add on.

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy Page

Can change your personal information:

  • By logging in to your account


We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking


The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.


We will notify you via email

  • Within 1 business day

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individual have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.


  • Send information; respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions


  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.


support@africannewsjournal.com and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below, support@africannewsjournal.com


Individuals must not be photographed or filmed in places where they have a ‘reasonable expectation of privacy’ – nor should we knowingly publish material resulting from such photography/filming, whether created by us or by another person.  This does not only refer to private property owned by the individual in question.  Churches, cafes, places of work and hotels have all been regarded as places where there can be a reasonable expectation of privacy, and even public beaches.  However, each case must be judged on its merits and you should discuss with relevant senior executives, the managing editor’s office or the Group’s legal advisers if in doubt.

If material is well-established in the public domain that may over-ride the usual privacy protections.  However, you must not work on the premise that, because you can access a picture publicly, it is therefore automatically safe for use.


Under-16s must not be photographed or filmed on subjects about their welfare – or the welfare of other children – without the consent of their custodial parent/guardian.  It is imperative that there is no room for debate about whether consent has been granted and you should always seek clarity before photographing/filming, if there is any doubt.  This restriction, as well as the restriction on interviewing children referred to above, carries over into publication.  In essence, even if the information or pictures have not come directly from the child him or herself (eg they might have come from another person who knows them), we should consider whether their use without permission might infringe their privacy.

A public interest justification for breaching these requirements must be classed as ‘exceptional’.  You should seek advice from your department head and, if appropriate, from the managing editor’s office.  You may also need to seek legal advice.

You must also be particularly careful not to do anything which could amount to taking advantage of vulnerable adults, which means those who are or may be in need of care services by reason of ‘mental or other disability, age or illness’ and who may be unable to protect themselves against ‘significant harm or exploitation’.  If you are entering a non-public area of a hospital (or similar institution) you will need to obtain permission from a senior executive of the hospital, unless there is a public interest justification for not doing so.


Social media provides a wealth of information, some of which may legitimately be used by mainstream media.  However, the internet can present an ethical vacuum and you should not assume that simply because something appears online it can be published by us.  You must make a careful assessment of the veracity of information you find online – and of its apparent origins.  For instance, can you be sure who uploaded the information:  how do you prove that the person who apparently tweeted, commented or uploaded a photograph actually did so themselves?

It is also vital to consider whether republication in a major news outlet might invade someone’s privacy.  Some of the things to consider in this regard are:

  • What is the nature of the material (is it intrinsically private)?
  • Who uploaded it and why?  Did they intend that it be widely published?
  • How widely has it been/can it be seen?
  • Has that person waived their right to privacy in whole or as regards this particular aspect?
  • Is there the public interest to justify a possible invasion of privacy?

Remember that a person’s right to privacy is not automatically lost simply because material about them has circulated online to some degree.


As a journalist employed by or associated with the Group, material which you publish– for example, tweets, blogs, comments and images – helps our titles and websites gain exposure, audience and profile.  However, there is potential for the Group to suffer reputational damage as a consequence of what you publish, even if you intend it only to be in a personal capacity.  Despite the apparent informality and carefree feel of such online activities, they are publications in law and carry all the same implications.

If you have concerns about the conduct of another social media user towards you, please raise it immediately with your department head and, if appropriate, the managing editor’s office.

See the Social Media and Online Activities Policy for more information.


It is the responsibility of every department head, but also everyone working for the Group, whatever their status, to ensure that you follow up anything that might appear to you to be incorrect, even to a minor extent, or which raises any alarm bells from a legal or editorial point of view – whether or not you yourself are responsible for that material.  You should pass any concerns to the managing editor’s office or the Group’s head of legal as appropriate.



If you receive any kind of complaint about a story you have been involved with, you should direct complainants to the online complaint forms available on the Evening Standard, Independent and London Live websites – and in serious or urgent cases forward concerns directly to your department head and the managing editor’s office as soon as possible.  You should generally not make any response on your own initiative, however insignificant it might seem.  If you indicate that a remedial course of action might be possible – which could include an apology or correction, promising a change to the online article, or running a letter – this could be construed as an admission of liability on behalf of the Group.  Hence, you should not do so without the express approval of the managing editor’s office or the Group’s head of legal.  You should co-operate fully with any investigations undertaken by the managing editor’s office or the Group’s head of legal in response to such complaints, and make full disclosure of all information, including documentary evidence, in your possession or of which you are aware.


If we publish information that turns out to be inaccurate it is important that the position be corrected.  Sometimes an online amendment may be suitable, at other times it may be appropriate to publish a correction or an apology in print or broadcast a statement.  Decisions about remedial action should be made in conjunction with the managing editor’s office and, where appropriate, the Group’s head of legal.



The Company understands that a key component of an effective compliance environment is employee training and education regarding the rules and policies that apply to their business activities, as well as the Company’s commitment to ethical business conduct. Employees receive training on the TAJIA when they join the Company, as well as regular ethics and compliance training on laws that apply to our business activities to reinforce the Company’s commitment to compliance with laws and ethical behavior.



Employees are encouraged to report any misconduct or unethical behavior. The Company and its businesses provide multiple means of reporting concerns, including a HelpLine monitored 24-7, which enable anonymous reporting where permitted by local law. Third parties can also report concerns, including through the HelpLine (where permitted by local law). These various means of reporting are listed in the ANJ and publicized to employees and business partners. The African News Journal and its businesses encourage anyone to report in good faith issues about potential ethical, legal, regulatory, or human rights violations. The Company will investigate allegations and take appropriate remedial actions.



This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below, support@africannewsjournal.com


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