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Dr. William Tayeebwa
E-mail: william.tayeebwa@mak.ac.ug
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Dr. Tayeebwa is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Communication. He served as Head of the Department from March 2014 to August 2020. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication [Media, Peace and Conflict] from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2012); an MPhil in Media Studies [Environmental Journalism] from University of Oslo, Norway (2003); and a Bachelor of Mass Communication from Makerere University, Uganda (1999). He holds advanced Diplomas in Philosophy and French from Tanzania and France respectively.

Dr. Tayeebwa has taught at Makerere University since September 2000 mainly in print journalism and development communication. He has also been a visiting/part-time lecturer at the University of Juba (South Sudan); Concordia University (Canada); St. Augustine University Graduate School (Tanzania); National University of Rwanda (Butare/Huye); Daystar University (Kenya);  and Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU).

Prior to full-time academia, Dr. Tayeebwa practiced journalism at The Crusader (folded in 1998), The New Vision (1999), and The Monitor (2000-2004). He has provided commentary and analysis mainly in Swahili and French on key media issues within the African Great Lakes region for the British Broadcasting Service (BBC); the German Broadcasting Service (DeutcheWelle); Voice of America (VOA) French Service; as well as to several Radio and Television stations in Montreal, Canada.

He has consulted/researched for government ministries/departments on projects by the World Bank; the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); the Global Environment Facility (GEF); the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) as well as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) among others.  

His areas of research, consultancy and publishing include the nexus between journalism with peace and conflict. He has published in the areas of community radio, social media, as well as media and peacebuilding. He is a previous postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge in the UK (2014) and at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) at the University of Minnesota, USA (2019).  I am a co-author with Kristin Skare Orgeret of Journalism in Conflict and Post-Conflict Conditions: Worldwide Perspectives (Nordicom, 2016). Emails: wtayebwa@gmail.com and william.tayeebwa@mak.ac.ug




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