Established in 1994 as a non-profit NGO, Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) works on the professionalization of media and advocates for transparency and accountability of the authorities.
CIJ offers core courses and specialized training for journalists and students of journalism, it provides consultants for media organizations and sponsors debate clubs and symposia on current issues for journalists and public figures. CIJ organizes programs for the media in Bucharest and country-wide.
CIJ is also involved in curricula development, media policy formulation and watchdogging. Its advocacy activities include focus on good governance, transparency and accountability of the authorities, stimulation of civic participation and countering hate speech.