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.
“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.