MEDIA CHALLENGE EXPO NOVEMBER 16-18 2018

The Media Challenge Expo is the 3rd stage of The Next Gen Journalist Project whose strategic vision is to build the next generation of journalists, storytellers and leaders equipped to create change in their communities through experiential peer-peer learning, transformational training and mentorship. This year we are putting focus on creating a platform for stakeholders to discuss the complex relationship between refugees and media while equipping journalists with skills and tools to ethically and effectively report about refugee issues.

DAY1: CONFERENCE 16 NOVEMBER

Participate in riveting panel discussions with journalists, journalism students and media leaders to challenge the media coverage of refugee stories in Uganda and generate solutions to improving refugee reporting.

DAY 2: CAREER FAIR 17 NOVEMBER

A disruptive career fair approach where students walk in for interviews, live auditions and networking with our network of media house employers and learn innovative journalism skills in a series of interactive skills building workshops.

DAY 4:MOBILE NEWSROOM 18 NOVEMBER

In a race against time journalism students from each university compete against each other in a live newsroom experience to produce a news bulletin sourced from the expo events and receive feedback from judges in real time

MEDIA CHALLENGE EXPO SPEAKERS

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

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Dr. Albrecht Conze

German Ambassador to Uganda
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Musa Ecweru

State Minister For Relief & Disaster Preparedness
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Deborah L Malack

US Ambassador to Uganda
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Mathias Kamp

Country Director KAS Uganda &South Sudan
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Sheila Mysorekar

Coordinator Refugee DW Akademie

PANEL 1: THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN FRAMING REFUGEE NARRATIVE IN UGANDA

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Jane Kasumba-UBC

Moderator
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Kemlin Furley

Head External Relations, Partnerships and Communications, UNHCR, UGANDA
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Gerald Mehnya

Commissioner, Department of Refugees OPM
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Adam C.Bouloukos

Country Director, Norwegian Refugee Council
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Dismas Nkunda

Journalist &CEO, Atrocities Watch
Sheila Kulubya

Sheila C. Kulubya

Communications and Partnerships for the World Bank program in Uganda

Panel 2: The Missing Voice: Integrating refugee voices into media stories

Raymond Mujuni

Raymond Mujuni

Journalist, NBS TV
Ochan Hannington

Ochan Hannington

Cross-Border Network Uganda-South Sudan
Gloria Laker

Gloria Laker Aciro

Founder, Peace Journalism Foundation
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Hope Mafaranga

Journalist, New Vision
Jackson Odong

Odong Jackson

Programme Manager, Refugee Law Project

Panel 3: World Café style: Solutions/Way Forward Break-out sessions

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Duniya Aslam Khan-Communications Officer, UNHCR

1. Understanding the complexity and diversity of the refugee issue
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Evelyn Liri, journalist Uganda

2. The language and etiquette of reporting about refugees
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Adam Bouloukos- Refugee Council

3. Understanding humanitarian efforts while reporting on refugees
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Irene Nakasiita-Red Cross

4. Reporting responsibly: Ensuring protection when reporting about refugees
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Martin Ninsiima, Communications and Advocacy Officer, UN Women

5. Reporting on Gender and Refugees
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Jan Agwang and Ruth Nagudi-Programme Managers, Media Focus on Africa

6. Peacebuilding and conflict transformation for journalists reporting on refugees
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Julius Mucunguzi-Head of Communications, Office of the Prime Minister

7. Beyond the settlements: reporting about urban refugees and host communities
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Dismas Nkunda - Journalist and CEO, Atrocities Watch

8. Engaging refugees in your media stories and accurate sourcing in a sector of overlapping NGOs
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Richard Kavuma-Public Information Officer,OM

9. Why do people migrate? Going beyond ‘Hit and Run Journalism’ to report on the push and pull factors for refugees
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Racheal Nakitare, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

10. Dealing with hate when reporting about migration
Ochan Hannington

Ochan Hannington-Cordinator Cross-Border Network Uganda Editor

11. Citizen journalism and Cross-Border Reporting: Refugees owning their voice and telling their stories
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Alun McDonald-Head of Advocacy and Communications, Save the Children Uganda

12. Effective and ethical reporting about refugee children
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James Akena, Photo-journalist, Reuters

13. Visions not victims: Inclusive photography for the dignity of refugees
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Kassim Kayira, Great Lakes Bureau Chief, Azam TV

14. Challenging refugee stereotypes and ensuring balanced, non-sensationalistic reporting in the media
Husan Abudagga

Husam Abudagga-Coordinator Forced Displacement Program World Bank

15. Using statistics to drive authentic stories and debate on refugee issues
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De Mark Schulze-United States Regional Refugee Coordinator for Resettlement Uganda

16.Reporting about resettlement and asylum seekers

DAY TWO: CAREER FAIR AND TRAININGS

SKILLS BUILDING SESSIONS

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1. Refugee Reporting

Refugee Law Project
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2. Safety and Security for Journalists

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3. Investigative Journalism

Raymond Mujuni, Investigative Journalist, NBS TV
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4. Social Media

Patricia Kigula, Project Assistant, FES -Uganda
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5.Storytelling for Change

James Arinaitwe Kassaga, CEO, Teach for Uganda
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6. Political Reporting

Haggai Matsiko, Journalist, The Independent Magazine
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7. Data Journalism & Visualization

Lydia Namubiru, Programme Officer, African Centre for Media Excellence
Esther Nakkazi

8. Science Reporting (Health, Technology and Environment)

Esther Nakkazi, Journalist, SciDev.net
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9. Education Reporting

Conan Busingye, Education Editor, New Vision
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10. Photo journalism

Anna Kućma, Director and Founder of the Uganda Press Photo Award, and Will Boase, Freelance Photographer
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11.Citizen Journalism &Multimedia Production

Antonio Kisembo Multimedia Specialist and Journalist
Carol Beyanga

12. Solutions Journalism

Carol Beyanga, Digital Content Managing Editor, Daily Monitor

DAY 3: THE GRAND-FINALE MOBILE NEWSROOM

Mobile Newsroom Contest

Day Three, selected teams of journalism students from each of the different universities come together to compete against each other in a live newsroom experience to produce a news bulletin sourced from the expo events and receive comments from judges. A team of multimedia journalists – photographers, writers, social media experts and radio/video experts will also work on an online multimedia story that will be published live during the Expo. Media companies witness the students’ video stories presented live on stage before a panel of judges and audience. Judges will also critique the multimedia stories, and points from this exercise will be added onto the schools’ total scores.

Mobile Newsroom Judges

Patricia Osman-Capital FM
Patricia Osman-Capital FM
Frank walusimbi-NTV
Frank walusimbi-NTV
Badru Katumba-Photojournalist
Badru Katumba-Photojournalist
Nalongo Rosemary Bukirwa
Nalongo Rosemary Bukirwa
Josephy Beyanga-KFM
Josephy Beyanga-KFM
Rosemary Bukirwa Nalango-UBC
Rosemary Bukirwa Nalango-UBC
Catherine Ageno-KFM
Catherine Ageno-KFM
Mildred Tuhaise-NBS
Mildred Tuhaise-NBS
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Joyce Bagala-NBS TV
Joyce Bagala-NBS TV
Carol Beyanga-Daily Monitor
Carol Beyanga-Daily Monitor
Linda Kibombo-NTV
Linda Kibombo-NTV
Shaban Ssenyange-Urban TV
Shaban Ssenyange-Urban TV
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OVER 1000 PARTICIPANTS
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