Dralega Carol

Dr Carol Azungi Dralega (PhD) currently works as an Associate Professor at NLA University College in Kristiansand, Norway. She holds a BA (Hons.) in Mass Communication (Makerere University, Uganda), MPhil and PhD in Media Studies (University of Oslo, Norway). She has previously worked as a Journalist with Uganda’s second largest newspaper, The Monitor Publishers and as a Sub-Editor for Uganda’s Leading daily, The New Vision Corporation. Among other things, she currently, teaches, researches and supervises within the Global Journalism MA program and BA in Intercultural Studies. Her engagement with the World Press Freedom Day events of 2019 in Addis Ababa is as an academic mentor and support for the Youth Newsroom.

By Carol Azungi Dralega

IT had been almost 20 years since I worked in the busy newsroom of Uganda's leading daily, the New Vision Corporation. That was way back in 2000, before I went for further studies in Norway and changed my p...

By Frezer Zewude and Nadia Shiyyab

While the World Press Freedom Day celebrations on the 3 May in Addis Ababa, reports of the Uganda Communication Commission's order to suspend 13 journalists across several broadcast media houses ...

 

By David Young

PANELISTS:

Xavier Gorce,

By Eugene Brown Agyei, University of Ghana

The digital age is making news spread fast – and even faster with social media. And journalists are typically under pressure to also quickly feed their audiences with ‘the news’ else other m...

By Frezer Zewude

Maria Ressa who is the CEO of Rappler, a media organization in Phillipines, made these remarks as the keynote speaker at the WPFD event in Addis today through video message.

She joined a panel of discussants who in...

By David Young and Nadia Shiyyab

By David Young

In a crowded room at the African Union, five panelists coming from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Philippines paint a bleak picture of their countries to their audience. In Myanmar, ethnic and religious divisions h...


By Eugene Brown Agyei, University of Ghana


Although behind bars somewhere in Myanmar, Reuters reporters Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, and Wa Lone, 33, jointly received this year's UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize on Thursday, May ...

By David Young, Nadia Shiyyab and Frezer Zewude

The British government will allocated 15.5 million pounds for the upcoming Ethiopian in 2020. This was announced by the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonweal...

By Frezer Zewude, UAA

Afrah Nasser, a Ethiopian-Yemen Blogger and winner of CPJ`s International Press Freedom Award 2017 yesterday initiated a minute silence in honour and tribute to journalists who have died in line of duty. This...

By Frezer Zewude, UAA

Afrah Nasser, a blogger and winner of the CPJ`s International Press Freedom Award 2017, yesterday initiated a one minute of silence in honour and tribute to journalists who have been killed while performing their job...

David Young and Frezer Zewude

The World Press Freedom Day 2019 official opening ceremony today was also marked by a panel discussion on how the media can be strengthened in the face of emerging challenges.

The panel discussing this...

By Frezer Zewude, UAA and David Young, UNESCO Bangkok

The World Press Freedom Day 2019 official opening ceremony today was also marked by a panel discussion on how the media can be strengthened in the face of emerging challenges.

By Eugene Brown Agyei and Nadia Shiyyab

The 2019 edition of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day celebrations has opened in Addis Ababa with over 2000 registered participants from all over the world.

By David Young, Nadia Shiyyab and Frezer Zewude

The British government will allocated 15.5 million pounds for the upcoming Ethiopian in 2020. This was announced by the Rt Hon Jeremy Hu...

By Carol Azungi Dralega , NLA Universisty College, Norway

«If you can’t beat them, you laugh at them»

These were the words of a hardened political cartoonist

By Carol Azungi Dralega (NLA Universisty College, Norway)

«If you can’t beat them, you laugh at them»

These were the words of a hardened political cartoonist Zunar (Zulkiflee Sm Anwar Ulhaque) from Malasia. Ac...

By Carol Azungi Dralega (NLA Universisty College, Norway)

«If you can’t beat them, you laugh at them»

These were the words of a hardened political cartoonist Zunar (Zulkiflee Sm Anwar Ulhaque) from Malasia. Ac...

By Frezer Zewude

In the fourth edition of the Academic Conference on Safety of Journalists bringing together researchers from different disciplines, Opportunity to to network with decision makers and media practitioners as well as share th...

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