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Paydesk has 97 journalists in Kampala. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Kampala are Raziah Athman and Halima Athumani.

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Journalists in Kampala



Raziah Athman

Kampala, Uganda
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 Read moremedia 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.
Languages
English French Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+11
Skills
Business Current Affairs Cultural
+5

Halima Athumani

Kampala, Uganda
Halima Athumani is a seasoned freelance journalist based in Uganda, with a rich background in radio, television, and multimedia reporting. With over 13 years of experience in the field, she has made significant contributions to various international media outlets, including Voice of America's Read moreAfrica desk for both radio and television, US-based National Public Radio, and as the podcast host of an ongoing war crimes trial in Sweden. Athumani's work has been featured on platforms such as SciDev.Net and she has also produced content for Public Radio International-America Abroad Media, BBC, and podcasts for the University of Cambridge.

Before her international engagements, Athumani honed her skills in local Ugandan media, working with 93.3 KFM from 2006 to 2009 and the Uganda Radio Network-News Agency from 2010 to 2014. Her foray into television journalism began in 2016 with an investigative piece titled "Uganda's Health Pyramids," which aired on Al Jazeera's People and Power, supported by Banyak Films-UK. This marked the start of her impactful storytelling through visual media, which has since included special assignments and documentaries.

Beyond her reporting, Athumani has played a crucial role as a fixer, collaborating with renowned photographers and filmmakers from National Geographic, BBC, and other international production crews from Japan and Germany. Her local production work includes "The Messenger" (2021) and a BBC documentary series on farming in Uganda (2018-2019). Athumani's journalism provides a window into the social, political, and cultural landscapes of Sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Uganda and Kenya. Her reporting delves into topics such as education, the illegal ivory trade, women's writing groups, and innovative health initiatives, offering a nuanced perspective on the challenges and transformations within East African communities.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+7
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+4

Sadam Muballe

Kampala, Uganda
Sadam Muballe is a journalist based in Kampala, Uganda.
I present 5 years of expertise in the Media with tested skills and proficiency. I am a practicing main stream freelance media Journalist specializing in Human Interest and Investigative Reporting in both English and Kiswahili,  I am a team Read moreplayer open to exploring new ideas and techniques to achieve all assignments to the best of my ability, I am enthusiastic and operate with a keen eye to detail.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+4
Skills
Cultural Science & Environment Current Affairs
+3

Nambi Catherine Mildred

Kampala, Uganda
Nambi Catherine Mildred is a journalist based in Kampala, Uganda. 
•	A dedicated, highly professional journalist with a nose for news, a passion for community journalism and a reputation for impeccable ethics
•	Over Nine years' experience with a record of commended performance as a volunteer Read morejournalist, staff reporter and stringer
•	An adept storyteller who treats news, features and other events with equal passion and thrives within a deadline-intensive,24x7 newsroom environment. 
•	A quick learner with ability to absorb new ideas and can communicate clearly and effectively.
•	A Multi- skilled journalist with ability to build strong working relations with other journalists.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+5
Skills
Business Fact Checking Health & Fitness
+7

Mugume Davis Rwakaringi

Kampala, Uganda
Mugume Davis Rwakaringi is a seasoned multimedia journalist based in Kampala, Uganda, with a broad range of expertise covering business, art, sports, health, agriculture, and various social, economic, and political topics. His work extends beyond Uganda, as he actively reports from other East Read moreAfrican nations, including South Sudan and Rwanda. As a multimedia reporter, Rwakaringi adeptly crafts stories that resonate with audiences across different sectors.

With a particular proficiency in technology journalism, Rwakaringi offers in-depth analysis and guidance on web hosting and domain transfers. His articles are known for their detailed insights into the manual processes of transferring domains to registrars or hosting companies, and he provides readers with clear instructions on navigating the complexities of payment plans and money-back guarantees. His expertise is further highlighted through his coverage of domain transfers to well-known hosting providers such as GoDaddy.

In addition to his reporting, Rwakaringi is skilled in producing vox pops, which are short interviews with members of the public. He is also available to work as a fixer, utilizing his extensive knowledge of the local scene to assist foreign journalists and media crews in navigating the East African media landscape. His multifaceted skills and experience make him a valuable contributor to the field of journalism and media.
Languages
English Ganda Kirundi
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+17
Skills
Travel Food & Drink Health & Fitness
+23

Jonah Byakutaaga Wamani

Kampala, Uganda
Jonah Byakutaaga Wamani is a journalist based in Kampala, Uganda. A sports and politics enthusiast and scribe with video, audio and written content. A Data Quality Assurance and human resource specialist. Politician and future leader who loves travelling the globe.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Content Writing Live Reporting
+1
Skills
Fact Checking

Mukasa S. Francis

Kampala, Uganda
Mukasa S. Francis is a professional freelance videographer/video editor based in Kampala, working in Uganda and across the East African region. His work covers different news and feature length stories in the area. From elections, to climate emergencies, refugee crises, to inspiring technical Read moreadvancements and innovations. With a working experience of over 16 years, Francis has undertaken work for different Local and International Broadcasting Media like Reuters News Agency, Voice of America, Channel 4, WBS TV, Press TV among others, and he has been commissioned by various International NGOs like UNHCR, World Vision, Amref health Africa, Avanti, Catholic Relief Services among others.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking Social

Fahad Ssebaggala

Kampala, Uganda
Fahad Ssebaggala is a journalist based in Kampala, Uganda.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Vox Pop Feature Stories
+3
Skills
Climate Change Cultural Breaking News
+11

Nelson Walozi

Kampala, Uganda
Nelson Walozi is a young dynamic video journalist and fixer based in Kampala, Uganda with 9-10 years of experience. My motivation is telling the video story/narrative. Excellent story pitching and approach techniques. A great eye for detail and very conscious of time. Always on location, very swift Read moreyet creative. Somebody to work with in Uganda, Walozi can compile a great final cut for you on time.
Languages
English Ganda Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+3
Skills
Film & Theatre Social Food & Drink
+23

Sophia Adengo

Kampala, Uganda
Sophia Adengo is a journalist, filmmaker and founder of SVA Media, an audio, visual and multi-media production company in Kampala, Uganda.

Ms Adengo brings over 18 years of experience within the local, regional, continental and international media landscape. 

In 2018, she held the position of Read moreHead of Bureau at Feature Story News (FSN) - a Washington DC-based news agency in Africa's most populous country, Nigeria. Notable media clients include China Global Television Network (CGTN), CNN, DW, and TRT. News content cut across a vast spectrum of issues on the African content.

FSN expanded its reach to the South Africa region, where Ms Adengo worked with local teams to produce daily news and multimedia content for SABC.

In 2021 Ms Adengo took on the role of Deputy Head of Multi-media Production, Information Support Team (IST) in Nairobi, Kenya.

IST covered the North and East African corridor, tracking the progress of the United Nations Support Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and African Union (AU) humanitarian programmes, and strategic communication campaigns particularly in Somalia. Multi-media projects included long-form features, mini-documentary, and digital videos, podcast and vodcasts for designated social media platforms.

Ms Adengo earlier worked with Uganda’s premier media organisation Vision Group- where she served in a variety of positions, among them as Director/Producer of Programming Urban TV, (2009-2013), building on previous broadcast experience in television and radio.

Ms Adengo holds a Bachelor of Communications from Daystar University, Nairobi Kenya, and a Bachelor of International Relations Studies from Cavendish University, Kampala, Uganda. She is also recently certified by the Université De Genéve in Humanitarian Communication.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Fact Checking Technology Science & Environment

Sarah Fluck

Kampala, Uganda
Sarah Fluck is a freelance multimedia journalist - currently based in Kampala. Mainly reporting from Uganda, DRC, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya. MSc in African Politics from SOAS, London. BA in Journalism from IAM, Winterthur. Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from MAZ, Luzern.
Languages
German English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Research Media Training Fact Checking
+5

Ignatius Bahizi

Kampala, Uganda
Ignatius Bahizi is a journalist based in Kampala, Uganda.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Sarah Mawerere

Kampala, Uganda
Sarah Mawerere is a versatile professional with a background in journalism, environmental advocacy, social work, and monitoring and evaluation. Currently pursuing a Masters in Management Science at the Uganda Management Institute, in Kampala, Uganda. Sarah is a unique blend of skills in Read morecommunication, social impact, and strategic planning to drive positive change.

Sarah is a seasoned broadcast journalist with more than fifteen years of experience in the field. Her expertise extends to science reporting, where she excels as a talented writer and broadcaster. Currently employed at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Radio as Producer, Sarah also extends to online media platforms such as Farm Radio International, The UK Independent and Infonile, where she contributes insightful content within the science beat. 

Her passion for science reporting has won her respect in media circles, bridging the gap between complex scientific concepts and public understanding. She is a prestigious continental media winner of the Common Market for Eastern and Sothern Africa (COMESA), the Africa Tobacco Control Award and the Nile Basin Media Award.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+3
Skills
Health & Fitness Technology Climate Change
+4

Darren Allan Kyeyune

Kampala, Uganda
Darren Allan Kyeyune is a broadcast and print journalist based in Kampala, Uganda. He has written, filmed, produced and reported on over 10000 stories across 15 countries in the world over the past decade for regional, continental and global platforms such as Daily Monitor in Uganda, Daily Nation Read morein Kenya, NTV Uganda, NTV Kenya, NBS Television in Uganda, SuperSport, BBC World Service, CNN International, TRT World, Deutsche Welle, Africanews and Euronews among others.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+9
Skills
Technology Media Training Fact Checking
+14

Nangayi Guyson

Kampala, Uganda
As an investigative journalist, my passion is to delve deep, unraveling the truth with a balance of creativity and diligence. My stories are not only well-researched, accurate, and informative but also engaging and insightful. What sets me apart is my ability to quickly grasp new concepts, analyze Read morethem, and effectively communicate them with clarity.

I specialize in reporting on a broad spectrum of issues; from social and economic to humanitarian and environmental, as well as religious and political matters. My focus, however, is primarily on the African continent. My work, which is a testament to my unwavering determination and commitment to be the first with news from Africa, has been featured on renowned platforms like Aljazeera English, African Arguments, Mongabay, DevelopmentAid , Zenger News, Huffington Post, Earth Island Journal, All Africa, The London Evening Post, Investigator Uganda, Informer East Africa, and more.

Meeting deadlines is not just a priority for me, it's a testament to my professionalism and dedication to my craft. So, when you're looking for stories that offer an in-depth perspective on Africa, you can count on me to deliver.

I enjoys media interviews, press trips and assignments, working in war torn areas, researching and investigating on current issues arising in the media.
He is always available for Freelance Work and respects the deadlines.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+10
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+8

Fahad Ssimbwa

Kampala, Uganda
Fahad Ssimbwa a three-time Telly Award winner is a dedicated and passionate freelancer with a strong commitment to creating compelling and impactful videos. I prioritize the safety, well-being, and professionalism of cast and crew members by adhering to industry standards for safety and set Read moreetiquette. My work environment fosters a culture of respect and inclusivity, ensuring a safe, efficient, and enjoyable production experience.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Feature Stories
+3
Skills
Sports Finance Current Affairs
+13

Diana Taremwa Karakire

Kampala, Uganda
Diana Taremwa Karakire is a journalist based in Uganda. I have experience writing for publications including The Earth Journalism Network, Climate Tracker, Equal Times, The African Business magazine, African Banker, The Monitor Global Outlook, and  The Financial Management magazine - the global Read moremagazine of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. I can write on subjects including renewable energy, oil& Gas, human rights, politics, and climate change.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking Climate Change

Tina Smole

Kampala, Uganda
I am a freelance video journalist with over 18 years of experience in various media outlets and am now based in Kampala, Uganda. 

I've worked on a radio, at an online media, past 12 years I have been working as camerawoman and journalist for various media houses such as Reuters and ZDF (while Read morebased in Croatia and Slovenia), while in past 3 years, after moving to Uganda, I've worked with BBC, AFP, AP, France 24 and other clients like Amnesty International, ICRC and others. 

I cover wide range of topics from news to feature stories in most cases as ‘one woman band’.
Languages
English Croatian Slovene
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+4
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Social
+6

Lawrence Kitatta

Kampala, Uganda
Lawrence Kitatta is a journalist based in Kampala, Uganda.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories
+7
Skills
Social Science & Environment Natural Disasters
+17

Mutumba Gerald

Kampala, Uganda
MUTUMBA GERALD is a journalist based in Kampala, Uganda. passionate about climate change reporting, special interviews, and broadcast live sports events
Languages
English
Services
Documentaries
Skills
Climate Change

Daniel Ecwalu

Kampala, Uganda
Daniel Ecwalu is the upcoming producer, director, production technician, cinematographer and photographer and is celebrating his success in script writing under Watoto Communications department. He is a quite, creative and motivational person whose messages are current, meaningful and inspiring
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Documentaries News Gathering
+11
Skills
Arts & Books Fact Checking Social
+12

Omar Mutasa

Kampala, Uganda
Omar Mutasa is a journalist based in Kampala, Uganda who has worked for BBC Swahili service for approximately 30 years.
Languages
Arabic English Swahili
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering
+2
Skills
Politics Business Current Affairs
+2

David Tumusiime

Kampala, Uganda
David Tumusiime is a writer based in Kampala, Uganda. He has been a multi-media content creator for much of the decade he has practiced. 

Tumusiime has been the editor of The Nile Post website, a company under Next Media as well as for Uganda Radio Network, Uganda's only news agency. Tumusiime Read morehas worked in print and audio formats. He has been a reporter and features writer for Uganda's leading big three newspapers, The New Vision, Daily Monitor and The Observer. 

In his time with the newspapers, Tumusiime pioneered in depth feature writing with The New Vision and Daily Monitor. Tumusiime developed into an experienced cultural journalist who has extensive knowledge of the Ugandan cultural and entertainment scene. Tumusiime’s years of active reporting as a journalist for Uganda’s leading newspapers gave him unprecedented opportunity to interact and gain access to Uganda’s cultural elite and arbiters. 

In addition to his journalism career, Tumusiime is a respected creative writer. His short stories regularly published in The East African magazine. His short stories have also been published in Kwani? In addition, Tumusiime has been a regular blogger www.madandcrazy.blogspot.com. 

His other passion is photography.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+11
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Social
+12

Lawrence Kooko

Kampala, Uganda
Lawrence Kooko is a journalist based in Kampala, Uganda. passionate about reports on public affairs, politics, sports, and more, offering a unique perspective on current events. With a keen eye for detail and a dedication to uncovering the truth, Lawrence Kooko brings stories to life, with a broad Read moreknowledge  of Uganda's diverse and dynamic narratives.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+6
Skills
Politics Climate Change Natural Disasters
+4

John Ojiambo

Kampala, Uganda
John Ojiambo is a journalist based in Kampala, Uganda.

I have worked as a Uganda based Swahili reporter for ITV and Radio One in Tanzania for 5years.
I have also partnered with regional media companies including Ebru Tv Africa on matters news gathering.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+4
Skills
Investigative Reporting Sports Medical
+15
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