Center for Independent Journalism - (CIJ), Bucharest, Romania

CIJ, established in 1994, offers core courses and specialized training for journalists and students, providing consultants for media organizations, maintaining a journalism library ( and being a public voice in media freedom matters. It is also involved in advocacy, in curricula development, in media policy formulation and watch-dogging.

CIJ is part of the Southeast European Network for Professionalization of Media (, a network active in 11 Balkan countries and a member of the Global Media Development Forum.

The Center has run programs in health journalism:

- Roma Health program - 3 national editions and an international one, focusing on access to health services for the Roma population;

- 4 national editions of the Mental Health Journalism Fellowship Program of the Carter Center (Atlanta), promoting accurate and responsible coverage of the mental illnesses.