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