Monday, July 04, 2016

Penplusbytes' Featured Member of The Month of July: Frederic Musisi

musisi nowFrederic Musisi is a journalist with the Daily Monitor newspaper in Kampala where he’s currently a reporter on the investigations, politics, Energy & Public Affairs beats. The newspaper is published by Monitor Publications Limited, a sister company of the Nation Media Group headquartered in Nairobi , Kenya — the biggest Media Group in East and Central Africa.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Makerere University, a postgraduate certificate from the Knight Center of Journalism at the University of Texas in the United States, and has also attended several journalism trainings.

Frederic started plying the trade in 2009 as a freshman at university, first as a reporter for a student’s online news journal and later grew in ranks to web editor for the same publication and later as editor for the university newspaper The Makererean.

In early 2012, he joined Daily Monitor as a general news reporter. Previously, he was writer/content developer at, an online entertainment website; freelance reporter at the tri-weekly paper -The Observer and part-time campus correspondent for the Uganda Radio Network, a local news agency.

He has also widely reported on other beats like Education, Health, Business, and Environment but cut a specific niche in Energy reporting. His works have also published in the East African, Kenya’s Daily Nation, and the Citizen in Tanzania.

Frederic is a hardworking, open-minded, self-driven journalist. He is a twice first runner in the prestigious UK based David Astor Journalism award, and an alumnus of the United States government funded International Visitors Leadership Programme, which brings together a long line of professions across the world.

He recently received intensive training in reporting on Oil and Gas issues conducted by Penplusbytes and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) in Accra Ghana and African Center for Media Excellence (ACME), in Kampala. The training covered various aspects of reporting on the extractives sector of Africa.

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