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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.

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

DISTRICT QUOTA ADMISSION LIST FOR BACHELOR OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION 2018/19

The Departnent of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University congratulates the following students who have been provisionally admitted by Makerere University on District Quota. The admission is provisional pending verification by the different districts.

Two Journalists killed weekly - New UNESCO Global report- Makerere University

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.

Annual Media Convection guides on Uganda’s electoral processes

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.

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