Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Featured Member of the Month: Barbara Among

Barbara Among, is an award winning journalist. She has worked as a reporter and Investigative journalist for 11 years now, focusing on conflict in the Great Lakes region, human rights, terrorism, Politics, Business reporting as well as focusing on health and environment.

She is now Editor-in-Chief, Uganda Radio Network. One of Uganda’s most respected media outlets.
She has been News Editor for Weekend papers at the Daily Monitor publication, under the Nation Media Group (NMG) Uganda and also as Diplomatic Affairs Editor. The Daily Monitor is Uganda’s independent daily; it is known for its hard hitting political and investigative reporting. Mostly a male dominated publication, Barbara Among is one of the few female journalists who have held editing position at the publication.

She also worked with East Africa’s most respected regional publication The EastAfrican and national publications the New Vision newspaper.

Barbara Among has covered conflicts of different levels of intensity across Uganda and other Great Lakes countries. She has considerable experience of covering the civil war in Northern Uganda, Somalia and has been on the frontline of the fighting in South Sudan.

Only 33 years-old, her work has appeared in the Guardian, UK, the Observer, UK, the Independent, UK, Reuters and Daily Nation newspaper, Kenya.

She was part of the team that developed a Toolbox for Conflict Sensitive Reporting together with Peter du Toit, Deputy Director, Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership, School of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University.

She has won the prestigious David Astor Journalism Award and the Uganda Investigative journalism award.

Barbara Among is currently serving as Vice Chairperson on the board of Forum for Africa Investigative Reports (FAIR). FAIR is a professional association of investigative journalists in Africa. Its mission is to enhance, deepen and build investigative journalism as a profession throughout the continent.

Barbara has a degree in mass communication, majoring in print journalism, from Makerere University in Kampala.


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