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Oluchi Ugwu

Oluchi Ugwu worked for Panos London between 2008 and 2009, writing the daily news bulletin researching media and governance in specific African countries.

Why I decided to become a journalist

I feel journalism is a powerful tool for effecting social change, as well as an avenue for me to indulge my passion for writing.

Background

I studied culture, media and communications for my first degree at the University of Surrey, UK. I then went on to complete an MA in print journalism at Sheffield University.

I worked with Panos London between 2008 and 2009, writing the daily news bulletin and researching media and governance in specific African countries. I’m in the process of relocating to Nigeria to continue a career in journalism. I’m particularly interested in international development, politics and governance in the developing world.

Journalism by Oluchi Ugwu

Enjoy poverty

07/02/2009

Should poor countries do more to exploit their poverty in the media? A film by artist Renzo Martens asks thorny questions about photojournalists and aid agencies.

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