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Nkumba University students take part in the inter University Media Challenge

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Media challenge initiative pitched camp at the Entebbe based Nkumba University to train Journalism students in media related skills.

The 3 day annual event started with training on Thursday 15 September 2022 and proceeded with auditions on Saturday.

Over 50 students were trained in both radio and TV skills and close to 20 auditioned to secure a slot in 2022 Cohort of the Media Challenge fellowship scheduled for October.

Deus Muwonge seeking clarity–  MCI

The initiative that has been bringing together students of journalism and mass media across the country has this year singled out 15 Universities to participate for training and auditioning.

Under the theme , ‘Public service delivery reporting’ this year’s Journalism students have been tipped on how to hold Gorvernment accountable to stake holders with a balance check on public service delivery.

According to Kambugu Benjamin, a first year Journalism students, the training has helped him identify his strengths, “before this training, I was not sure of my abilities, but after the Thursday and Friday training, I was exposed to ideas on how I can start practicing Journalism by using my phone,” said Kambugu.

One of the organizers, Antonio Kisembo said that this is an opportunity that all Journalism students should embrace. Kisembo believes that the future of Journalism is sealed with success, ” we envisage a world full of assertive and eloquent Journalists and with Media Challenge Initiative, the dream is eminent,”

Mr. Antonio Kisembo making his deliberations.  MCI

While moving a vote of thanks, the guild president Lawrence Mushabe thanked the organizers for always considering Nkumba University.

Winners from Nkumba University will join participants from 14 other Universities around the country.

The Media Challenge Initiative is a youth-driven nonprofit program with the mission to build an empowered generation of critical journalists who advance positive development and social change in Africa.

Started 12 years ago, the initiative has been pivotal in nurturing Nkumba University Journalism students. Familiar faces from Nkumba University who enrolled in the Media Challenge Initiative include Shamim Nabakooza, Julius Bukyana and Ali Kakembo.

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Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a dynamic and multi-faceted team leader, renowned for his exceptional interpersonal skills. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism, Nashonji is on the cusp of completing his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. He picked his niche and started writing with Chimp Reports in 2018. Since then, he has authored and published over 500 articles that cover Business trends, Politics, Health, Sports, and Environment. To master his craft, Nashonji offered to volunteer as an Editor of Nkumba University's News Website in 2022, a position he has held to date. On 1st July 2023, He joined the Editorial team of Ubuntu’ Magazine, a Rotary District 9214 (Uganda and Tazania) Monthly News product. Beyond the realm of academia, Nashonji is deeply involved in the governance of Airforce Senior Secondary School his Alma Mata, where he serves as a member on the Board of Directors. He is currently, the President Airforce S.S.S Alumni Society, President Samia Student's Association of Nkumba University and at the same time President of the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2023 cohort. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized and only dwindle when neglected."



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