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Richard Kavuma

Richard is senior staff writer for Uganda’s Weekly Observer and is currently reporting for The Guardian’s Katine project.

He won the 2007 CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Award for a series on Uganda’s efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

He is also winner of the 2006 United Nations Foundation Award for Development and Humanitarian Coverage and the UNFPA/Population Secretariat Award for Population and Development reporting.

Richard says:

“My passion is journalism that addresses the needs and concerns of ordinary – otherwise voiceless – people. I believe that anything worth doing should be done well; and that whatever has been done can be done even better with a little more effort.”

Richard’s contributions to Panos London’s AfricaVox 2007 G8 blog caught the eye of the UK’s Guardian newspaper. He is currently filing stories for their Katine website, which is intensively covering an Amref project to improve the lives of 25,000 people in this Ugandan village.

Richard has been published in Tok FM (Polish) and Gazeta (also Polish).

Journalism by Richard Kavuma

Uganda’s elections: a game of football?

02/18/2011

Richard M Kavuma offers a compelling insight into the Ugandan election campaign of February 2011, which Yoweri Museveni won by 68% of the vote, asking whether the best team is going to win, or whether it’s simply a case of the match being rigged.

Uganda’s battle to get pills to patients

07/02/2007

In Uganda donor money has secured HIV treatment for tens of thousands of people. But corruption has led to drug shortages while poverty and fear deter many from seeking treatment.

Richard M Kavuma

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