Serwanja Lands Top Job At African Institute Of Investigative Journalism

Serwanja Lands Top Job At African Institute Of Investigative Journalism

By Ivan Mwine

NBS TV’s popular news anchor cum investigative reporter is all smiles after he scooped a top position at the African Institute of Investigative Journalism (AIIJ).

We have established that Serwanja is set to leave Kin Karisa’s NBS TV after he was appointed Chief Executive Director of the prestigious AIIJ, which is based in Wakiso District.

The heart-line of the institute is to provide investigative journalism in Uganda and on the continent a dignified home.

Shortly after receiving the good news, Serwanja tweeted thus; Thank you

@AfricanIIJ. I will give my very best to the cause of growing investigative journalism in Africa.”

One of the few renowned investigative journalists in Uganda, in 2019 Serwanjja was awarded the Komla Dumor Award, an annual award given by the BBC to celebrate African journalists.

Serwanjja is a United Nations Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism fellow 2018and has worked as a news anchor and reporter for several television stations in East Africa including NBS TV, KTN News, NTV Uganda, UBC TV.

Serwanjja is married to Vivian Serwanjja and they have four children: Amani, Imani, Upendo and Asante.

According to their website, the African Institute for Investigative Journalism is a media organisation focused on providing investigative journalism a home.

The Institute believes in media practice that impacts and causes social change.

Informed by the principles of human rights and social justice, it seeks to use journalism as a tool for promoting social accountability, inform public discourse and create a nurturing space for passionate investigative journalists.

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