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Strengthening the Journalism Training Partnership Between Makerere University and Oslo Metropolitan University

Two members of staff from the Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC),  Makerere University have concluded a two-weeks staff exchange visit to the Oslo Metropolitan University. Dr. Aisha Sembatya Nakiwala, the Head of DJC and Dr. Charlotte K.

Journalism and Communication Department to Mark 30 Years

For the last 30 years, the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University has been involved in the training of a critical mass of journalism and communication professionals. Over the years, we have expanded our academic programmes from bachelors to masters and doctoral degree awards. We have also been involved in cutting-edge research and publishing in the fields of media, journalism and communication as well as community outreach.


By Agnes Tumuheire

The Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University has hosted a one week session of the Rig Press Freedom project.

The reporting on press freedom focused on five African countries; Rwanda, Zambia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Kenya.

The Annual Media Convention 2023

The Department of Journalism and Communication, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University with pleasure announces the 2023 Annual Media Convention.

Theme: "Bringing culture back in: Media, communication and youth engagement in the digital age"

Date: Thursday 12th October, 2023

The theme emphasises the pivotal role of youth as catalysts for innovation, active participation and leadership in shaping Uganda’s future.

Makerere Communication student wins international scholarship on media development

Brenda Namata

A fourth year student, Brenda Namata has won a scholarship with the International Training Programme (ITP) on media development in Democratic frameworks, by Swedish government agency— Sida. Namata is a communication major and was the best student in the communication policy and regulation course in their third year. In her own words, she is "the youngest, least educated and (least) experienced," amongst those selected and yet she still made the cut.

Click here to read her story. 


Humanities key to faster economic development— Dr Aisha Sembatya Nakiwala

Dr Aisha Sembatya Nakiwala

According to Dr. Aisha Sembatya Nakiwala, Government needs to prioritise the humanities when addressing societal needs because they enable us to look at the social aspects of almost everything. For example by communicating knowledge from other disciplines, people will partake, accept and use this knowledge to support and implement national policies and plans



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