The World Journalism Education Council (WJEC) is global group of academic associations. It is an outgrowth of the first World Journalism Education Congress that was held in Singapore in June 2007, drawing 450 delegates from 45 countries.
The Council’s major projects have been the development and adoption of a Declaration of Universal Principles of Journalism Education and the World Journalism Education Census. At the first Congress, members identified 11 principles to serve as a standard for journalism education worldwide.
Guided by these 11 principles, the member organizations of the World Journalism Education Council pledged to work together to strengthen journalism education and increase its value to students, the public, and employers.
At the 5th World Journalism Education Congress in Paris in July 2019, the Universal Principles were reinforced with the passing of the Paris Declaration on Freedom of Journalism Education.