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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.

MAKERERE HOLDS THE RIG ON PRESS FREEDOM PROJECT

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.

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

Annual Media Convention 3rd May 2021

The Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC) at Makerere University has for the last 23 years hosted an Annual Media Convention (AMC). This event brings together academia and industry players to discuss the latest trends affecting the field of journalism and communication. This year’s AMC will coincide with celebrations to mark the World Press Freedom Day on 3 rd May 2021, which will be held under the theme, “Information as a Public Good”.

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Students' photo exhibition

The student photo exhibition is a result of a partnership between Uganda Press Photo Award and the Department of Journalism and Communication to tackle the development of photojournalism and visual literacy within the department. 
 
This has been a year long project supported by Culture atWork and the European Union to: 
support the teaching and training of photojournalism; 
provide students with critical thinking, visual literacy and research techniques
deepen  technical and practical understanding  of photography.

DR. NAKIWALA TAKES OVER FROM DR. TAYEEBWA AS HEAD OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT

Makerere University has appointed Dr. Aisha Nakiwala Sembatya as the new head of the Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC).

 Dr. Aisha Nakiwala takes over from Dr. William Tayeebwa who has been the head since 2014.                                                                  The handover ceremony took place on Thursday 1 October at Makerere Guest House.

DR. NAKIWALA TAKES LEASDERSHIP OF JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT

Dear Friends, today 1st october 2020, the Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University, has bid farewell to Dr. William Tayeebwa as Chair and welcomed Dr. Aisha Nakiwala Sembatya. This was at a colourful ceremony held at the University Guest House. We thank you for supporting the Department and humbly request you to continue being our trusted partners.

DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION ADMISSION LIST FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE IVORY TOWER'S FREEDOM SQUARE

 

We congratulate the following that have been admitted to the journalism and communication undergraduate programme at Makerere University. We welcome you home!

 

Day Programme

 

U1882/501 KUGONZA SHEILAH THERESA

U1223/521 BYAIRYA JOVIA

U1224/ 522 Akakikunda Anita

U0080/653 KANSIIME PAULINE

U1128/ 516 BIRTH LYDIA

U0956/515 BUSINGE DAISY

U2236/601 ODAKA ANDREW KAGGWA

U0962/737 NAKIRYA IRENE HYUHA

U1664/504 NABUUYA DEBORAH MIRRIOUS

U0197/ 604 KYOMUGISHA WINFRED

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