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UMCAT Wins Prestigious World Press Freedom Day Award, Hailed For Transforming Media Industry

UMCAT School of Journalism and Mass Communication has this evening received an excellence award for transforming the media industry by pioneering private-led training.

This was unveiled during the World Press Freedom Day Celebrations at Uganda Broadcasting Cooperation (UBC) gardens.

This event was organsed by the Media Council of Uganda in partnership with The Uganda Media Sector Working Group running under the Theme: “The Future of Information As a Public Good.”

Speaking during the event, Mr . Paulo Ekochu the chairman of the Media Council of Uganda hailed UMCAT for doing a tremendous work in uplifting the entire media industry.

While receiving the award, UMCAT Director Mr. Ogwel Charles with gratitude welcomed the achievement and promised to continue imparting the young generation for national development.

“We are glad that this award has come at the time when we are celebrating our Silver Jubilee of existence and training professionals across the region.” Mr. Ogwel said.

Director was accompanied by the Principal Mr. Wantendwa Geoffrey, the Academic Registrar Mr. Okiria Richard among other top officials.

UMCAT has over the years trained s substantial number of Uganda’s professional journalists working across the industry in newspapers, radio, television and digital media.

Beyond building a competencies in business management, UMCAT strives to deliver a holistic hands-on learning experience to equip students with practical journalism skills.

Judge Kenneth Kakuuru delivering a key note speech.

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