In a climate marked by growing distrust and general skepticism, it is essential for the journalism profession to reclaim its fundamental values. Built on decades of experience and developments, these foundations constitute the basis of citizens' right to information, a right on which freedom of the press is based. This principle is crucial for a democracy, because a well-informed citizen is a citizen able to participate fully and in an informed manner in social and political life.

With the advent of the digital revolution, social networks and advances in artificial intelligence, the media landscape has undergone profound changes. While these technologies offer new opportunities, they also present significant risks, such as confusion between true information and manipulation or disinformation. It is therefore vital to clearly distinguish journalistic work from online influence, and to reaffirm our commitment to professional ethics and professional conduct.

The first charter of journalistic ethics was established in France in 1918. The "Journal de l'Afrique" is part of this tradition with a charter written to respond to contemporary challenges while preserving the timeless principles of independence, freedom, transparency, honesty in the processing of information, as well as the equitable representation of diverse populations and women in our programs.

This document, the result of collaboration between the newspaper's management and its journalists, as well as ethical advice, aims to consolidate these values ​​which are the cement of our editorial identity.