Key Note - Prof. Monica B. Chibita

Monica B. Chibita is Professor and Dean, Faculty of Journalism, Media and Communication and has been the coordinator of the NORHED capacity building project at  Uganda Christian University (UCU) since 2013. She holds a Doctor of Literature and Philosophy in Communication (University of South Africa), an M.A. in Journalism (University of Iowa), and B.A/Education (Makerere University). She served at Makerere University for 17 years between 1994 and 2011, leaving as Associate Professor and  Head of Department, Mass Communication. She has served on several Boards (including as Board Chair). These include Uganda’s Broadcasting Council, the New Vision Printing and Publishing Corporation (Chair-2 years), the African Centre for Media Excellence, the East Africa Communication Association (President-four years), AMREF Health Africa (Uganda), World Vision Uganda (Chair-three years) and World Vision International (Vice-Chair-ongoing). Her research interests are in the broad area of media and democracy with specific interest in media regulation, diversity and participation. She has a secondary interest in Strategic Communication. She has published on the subjects of indigenous language media, media history, media regulation, media and migration, media education, new media and participation and human and organizational communication. She has been Associate Editor of the Journal of African Media Studies (JAMS) since 2006 and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals in the field including NORDICOM Review, Communicatio, African Journalism Studies and Journalism Studies.

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