The last couple of weeks I have been working on a few documentaries one on trade and another on women empowerment. All these are around our 50 years independence anniversary due October 9. I went to the eastern district of Butaleja. It was my first time there and also first time to see rice in the field! These were the sites in this beautiful land.
Child labour is still a big issue in most of rural Uganda. There were many cases i came across. Child carrying as many as 40kgs of rice to the mill.
I am a Ugandan multimedia journalist working on media, women, peace and conflict issues. I work with Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) and I contribute articles to Inter Press Service (IPS Africa). I am completing my masters study in Media, Conflict and Peace studies from the University for Peace in Costa Rica. I have also studied non-violent conflict at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
At Isis-WICCE, I document lives, needs and contributions of women in several conflict and post-conflict countries in Africa.
I have in past worked for different Ugandan media including Daily Monitor, Uganda Radio Network, NTV Uganda, The Independent news magazine. Other international outlets I have worked with are the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) and the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).
My work on peace and security was recognised at the 2008 Ugandan Investigative Journalism Awards hosted by Makerere University Department of Mass Communication. My blog won the first African journalist blogging awards hosted by Panos West Africa in 2009 and the 2010 VOICE blogging fellowship by Oxfam GB.