Facilitating Effective Public Service Delivery Through Journalism

About the
2022 Media Challenge Expo

The Media Expo 2022 will be a four-days festival for journalism students, journalists and media managers, and government and organizations focused on public service delivery. This will be the fifth annual Media Challenge Expo organized by the Media Challenge Initiative

Event Objective - One

Support media houses and journalists with tools, skills and resources to understand the systems and processes of government for effective public service delivery reporting

Event Objective - Two

Create a convening space for editors from rural and urban media houses to identify opportunities for collaboration

Event Objective - Three

Facilitate networking opportunities between media houses and government officials to ease access to information

Objective four

Create an opportunity for university journalists to make strategic connections with media managers through a hybrid media career fair.

Why Attend Media Challenge Expo

The annual gathering of journalism thought leaders, academicians, media owners, managers and journalists to discuss the future of journalism in Uganda. The 2022 Media Challenge Expo will run on the on the theme “Facilitating Effective Public Service Delivery through Journalism” putting a big focus on reflecting the role of media in facilitating access to public services, playing the guide and watchdog in holding everyone accountability.

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Event Program

9:30 - 9:35 am

Opening Remarks from MCI Chief Executive Officer


Abaas Mpindi

9:35 am - 9:40 am

Partner Remarks from DW Akademie


Miriam Ohlsen

9:40 a.m- 9:47 a.m

Alumni share experiences and dreams about the Uganda we want in the MCI studios broadcasted live on MCI

  • Show happens Live on MCI Radio
  • Hosted by Tracy Kansiime
  • Guests: Ritah Kabanyoro, Olivia Nakalembei, Anthea Ibembe 


Tracy Kansiime

10:00 a.m -10:50 a.m

Round Table Discussion: Building an Inclusive Nation

This discussion will feature the following experts;

  • Dr. Sarah Ssali, Dean School of Women and Gender Studies Makerere University
  • Ernest Bazanye, Writer
  • Raymond Malinga, Animator
  • Phillip Luswata, Playwright and Actor
  • Angel Kabera, Poet
  • Dr. Hillary Okello, Comedian


Sammy Wetala

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

Panel Discussion: Facilitating the National Development Plan through the Media

This discussion will feature the following people:

  • Julius Mukunda, CEO CSBAG
  • Joseph Enyimu, Commissioner MFPED
  • Meddie Kaggwa, Head of Content, UCC
  • Dr. Julius Kiiza, Head of Political Science and Public Administration Department


Sandra Twinoburyo

9:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Applying Constructive/ Solutions Journalism in Covering Public Service Delivery

Discussion will feature

  • Amos Wambi, Solutions Now Africa
  • Ruth Omar
  • Hellen Kabahukya, News Reporter Solutions Now Africa
  • Caleb Okereke, Co Founder & Editor, Minority Africa
  • Chubuike Alagbso, Nigeria Health Watch


Caleb Okereke,

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

Journalism Shaping the Future of Migrants in Africa

  • Kassim Kayira, International Correspondent
  • Halima Uthman, Reporter Al Jazeera
  • Ojok Okello, Program Manager KAS


Kassim Kayira

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Skills Sessions

  •  Using Photography to Cover Public Service Delivery
  •    Background to Media Digital Rights and the Law Haruna Kanabi, Director East African Media Institute


Kassim Kayira

9:30 a.m- 10:40a.m

Auditions for TV & Radio

Media enthusiasts are given an opportunity to showcase their talent and skillsets for Television and Radio presentations.


Tracy Kansiime

2:00p.m -4:00pm

Digital Safety and Security for Journalists


Antonio Kisembo

2:00p.m - 4:00pm

Inclusive Media: Basic Sign Language Workshop for journalists Signs TV Team


Suzan Mujaawa


Ruth Krause

Videojournalist, Editor, Trainer -- DW Akademie

Ramathan Ggoobi

Permanent Secretary & Secretary to the Treasury, Uganda

Miriam Ohlsen

Country Representative, DW Akademie Uganda



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