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The Head, Department of Journalism and Communication, Dr. William Tayeebwa listens to proceedings during the CHUSS Symposium on 15th May 2019, Main Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda



Event Details

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. We are currently one of the recognised UNESCO Centres of Excellence in journalism training on the African continent. Many of our alumni continue to serve at national, regional and international levels and have greatly impacted the journalism, media and the communication industry. The Department is set to host a Public Lecture commemorating ‘30 years of advancing journalism and communication professionalism’

Date: Thursday 26th September 2019 starting at 9:00am, Venue: Main Hall, Makerere University

This event is open to the University community and the general public. The keynote address for this lecture will be delivered by Dr. Riob Ayub, a proud alumnus and current Director General of Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC)

Topic: ‘Journalism and Communication Education in the Era of Privatisation, Commercialisation and ICTs vis-a-vis African Democracy and Development needs’.

For inquiries, please contact the Department’s Organising Committee:

  • Dr. Adolf Mbaine – Email: ambaine[at]; Tel: +256.782.396551; +256.700.208195
  • Dr. Fred Kakooza – Email: fred.kakooza[at]; Tel: +256.756.854520
  • Ms. Marion Alina Olga – Email: alinamarionz[at]; Tel: +256.772.922777
  • Mrs. Harriet Sebaana – Email: sebaana.harriet[at]; Tel: +256.701.639602

Event Venue

Main Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda