CLOSED: New core proficiency course on media and human rights for young journalists

The African Centre for Media Excellency (ACME) invites Uganda-based journalists with one to three years experience to apply for a training course on media and human rights. The 10-day workshop is intended to strengthen core skills necessary for a 21st century journalist and to provide essential knowledge for in depth, enterprising human rights reporting.

About the course

This exciting new course is part of ACME’s project to support media and advance the flow of information, undertaken in partnership with Freedom House through the USAID/Uganda Rights and Rule of Law programme. It provides an opportunity for young journalists to meet and interview leading human rights advocates and defenders, to network and build contacts, and to obtain knowledge essential to effectively investigate and report on public affairs.

This unique blend of hands-on journalism training and expert talks will enable participants to breathe new life into their daily reporting and provide a strong foundation on which to further their careers. Additionally they will receive training on new media and journalism entrepreneurship, and will take part in a month-long mentoring process to apply their learning in daily practice.

Details of the course content can be provided on request by writing to

When it will take place?

The course that will be held at ACME’s training facility is divided into two 5-day intensive sessions. The first workshop will take place from Monday 23 to Friday 27 November, 2015. The second session will take place in early 2016.

Successful applicants will be required to attend all training days in full.

Who can apply?

10 young radio, television, online and print journalists will be admitted to this programme.

You can apply for this course if you:

  • are regularly working as a journalist for a media outlet based anywhere in Uganda;
  • have a proven track record of 1-3 years work experience as a news reporter;
  • have a passion for learning, and gaining and exchanging experiences; and
  • are interested in human rights and rule of law issues.

Female journalists are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply


The application deadline is Wednesday, 18 November, 2015.

ACME will meet accommodation and transport expenses for all participants.

For more information, please contact Paul Kimumwe on +256712666933 or email: .

About Paul Kimumwe

Paul Kimumwe is a programme officer at the African Centre for Media Excellence. Email: Twitter: @pkimumwe

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5 Comments on “CLOSED: New core proficiency course on media and human rights for young journalists”

  1. i have filled the application on line but i do not see how to download it so that i can study then send it later in order to allow me get a recommendation letter from my editor from Uganda Radio Network in Kampala because i am freelance reporter based in Teso sub-region in Soroti town.

    1. Good morning. On the top right hand corner there is a button to ‘print’ or download or save. Click it and save to your computer.

  2. It always feel good for one to always have more knowledge on whats happening around hi/her environment or the whole world. so its a good initiative to come up with such a training on human rights it will be a great achievement for some of us if we attend thanks

  3. i really wanted to be part of this training but i have failed to access the application form because when i click on the link for the application form it brings welcome to monkey survey what could be the problem?

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