Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Featured Member for the Month of April: Sylivester Domasa Lugutu

DOMASASylivester Domasa Lugutu is a Tanzanian Journalist working with The Guardian Newspaper in Dar es Salaam where he’s currently a Senior News Editor having held roles such as the Acting News Editor and News Reporter before now.

In 2011, he graduated from the Tanzania Institute of Higher Education, St Augustine University of Tanzania with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication.

Sylivester has since excelled in different roles at various media organisation as a news Reporter, Producer, Editor and Presenter.
At the St Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) FM Radio in 2011, he researched, prepared and broadcasted investigated topics on health, and environment. His role also included hosting other assigned radio programs, preparing news bulletin, Producing and editing other radio documentaries.

Sylivester Domasa is a member of the Association of Journalist Against Aids in Tanzania (AJAAT), the Journalists Environmental Association of Tanzania (JET) and the Bunge Press Association of Tanzania (BUPAT).

His hardwork has eraned him many accolades which include a National Award received for his report on PMTCT (prevention of mother to child transmission) for the Champion Health Project, under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Working as a Communications Consultant in 2014 and among many other tasks, he laised with departments to develop media communications, produce key messages and provide approvals for news releases, media backgrounders, public service announcements and media kits.

With an unbridled interest in how to use his investigation and reporting skills as tools for ensuring fairness, transparency and accountability in the management of extractive resources, Sylivester has also received an intensive training in reporting on Oil and Gas issues conducted by Penplusbytes and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) in Accra Ghana and Mtwara in Tanzania.

In 2011, he wrote a research paper titled: “An Assessment on use of Facebook among SAUT Students.”

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