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.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMME ON PRIVATE SCHEME BACHELOR OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION COURSE (DAY)
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.
At least two journalists are killed every week, according to a newly released UNESCO global report.
The UNESCO World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development 2017/2018 report indicates that between 2012 -2016 over 530 journalists were killed.
The report on World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development was launched at Makerere University on 14th March 2018.
The report indicates that there are growing attacks on journalists and continued legal restrictions including criminal laws.
The minister of General Duties in the Prime Minister’s office, Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, has commended the Department of Journalism andCommunication at Makerere University for maintaining quality training. While speaking as the Chief Guest at the Annual Media Convention held at the institution’s main hall on 30th November 2017, Minister Okurut said she took part in drafting the first syllabus for the Department, and was happy her efforts yielded fruit.
The Deputy Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Josephine Ahikire has advised journalists to demand for a safe working environment.
Speaking at the closure of a two-day workshop on safety and security of journalists last week, Prof. Ahikire said society is relying on journalists to make sources of violence accountable.