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Raziah Athman

Raziah Athman is an award-winning journalist, she was Africanews’ Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Head of English edition of the channel but now produces news for Vision Group TV platforms, newspaper and podcasts. 

She started her journalistic career back in 2006 in Uganda working for the various media outlets, such as the Giraffe, which she established herself, but also Voice of Teso and Urban TV as a producer, reporter and presenter. 

She also freelanced as an international correspondent for TRT World, Africanews and reported for the BBC World Service under the Africa Partnership Project.

At Africanews, Raziah managed the English language team - taking editorial responsibility for all content on both TV and online, in addition to working on her own reportage. Her report on aviation in Africa “Young Women Fly High in a Male Dominated Field” won the television reporting UMWA Gender Award, and “Kibiro Salt Mines Crumbling Due to Effects of Climate Change” won a honorary mention for 2023 ACME environmental reporting award. 

She is a regular moderator at panels and interviewer of prominent political and cultural figures, including the president of Rwanda Paul Kagame, the President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, as well as singing sensation Jose Chameleone.

Raziah is the founder of #UgandaReading, a movement promoting a strong reading culture across Africa.

She holds a master’s degree in Media Leadership and Innovation from Aga Khan University, and a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University.

 
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Presenting Football Planet on africanews, questioning CAF’s decision to cancel Women’s AFCON.

#UgandaReading features Robert Kabushenga on CEO’s Top 3; a multimedia series created for leaders like him to share their favorite go-to books, aiming at inspiring readership and leadership.

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