Who we are

The African Centre for Media Excellence is a Kampala-based independent, non-profit professional organisation that is committed to excellence in journalism and mass communication in Africa.

ACME’s main goal is to make the media a more effective platform for the provision of information on public affairs, a tool for monitoring official power, and a forum for vibrant public debate.

ACME has a unique approach to continuing training and education. Instead of one-off workshops, which are common in the East African region, ACME employs a long-term approach in which practical training workshops are complemented by mentoring and coaching over several months.

 

Vision

To become Africa’s leading independent media and communication support organisation.

 

Mission

  • To inspire journalists to seek and achieve professional excellence.
  • To help make our news media more reliable and credible sources of information, effective watchdogs and vibrant forums for public debate.
  • To equip members of the private sector, civil society, academia and the government with skills to engage more effectively with the media.
  • To educate the public on how to better appreciate the forces that shape the news.
  • To advocate, promote and defend press freedom and freedom of expression.

 

Core Values

In pursuance of excellence, ACME will be guided by the following values and operating principles:

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Quality
  • Persistence and determination
  • Timeliness
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Independence

 

Our Current and Former Partners

American Jewish World Service

British High Commission

Deepening Democracy Programme

Democratic Governance Facility

Ford Foundation

Freedom House

Fund for Global Human Rights

Hivos

Internews Europe

Kolline & Hemed (U) Ltd

MacArthur Foundation

NTV Uganda

Population Reference Bureau

Revenue Watch Institute

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Uganda Parliamentary Reporters Association

Westminster Foundation for Democracy

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