I am a Ugandan multimedia journalist working on peace and conflict issues in the Eastern Africa region. I currently work on a VOICE Blogging fellowship by Oxfam, Channel16 and Crisis Action working with South Sudanese journalists to amplify their voices through blogging at http://www.ch16.org/. I work part -time at Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) Communications Department documenting stories of women in conflict and post conflict settings mostly in Africa.
Passionate about new media and internet freedom, I am an Internet Freedom Fellow with U.S Department of State program designed to promote the work of online activists and journalists to enhance human rights coverage.
I hold a Masters in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. I have also studied Non-Violent Conflict at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
I have written for different Ugandan media including Daily Monitor, The Independent news magazine, and I reported for NTV Uganda . My work has featured at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) and the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). My reporting on peace and security was recognised at the 2008 Ugandan Investigative Journalism Awards hosted by Makerere University Department of Mass Communication. From time to time I write for Inter Press Service (IPSAfrica) on different development issues.
My blog won the Waxal – Blogging Africa Awards, first African journalist blogging awards hosted by Panos Institute of West Africa in 2009.