Dr. Peter G. Mwesige is a recognized leader in the journalism and media sector in Uganda. He is a co-founder and executive director of the African Centre for Media Excellence, and has extensive experience in the newsroom and the journalism classroom.
He sits on the a dvisory boards of the International Journalism Fellowships of the International Centre for Journalists (Sub-Saharan Africa) and the international journal, African Journalism Studies.
He was until July 2009 the Group Training Editor of the Nation Media Group, East Africa’s biggest multi-media company, where he was in charge of newsroom training at the company’s nearly dozen print and electronic media outlets in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
A holder of a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from Indiana University, U.S.A., and a Master’s degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the American University in Cairo, Dr. Mwesige was until November 2007 the head of the Department of Journalism & Communication at Makerere University, Kampala, where he was also a senior lecturer.
He has published several articles in international academic journals and presented papers at numerous regional and international conferences.
Dr. Mwesige has previously worked as a reporter, news editor, political editor, and political columnist. He was until March 2006 the Executive Editor of the Nation Media Group’s Kampala-based Monitor Publications Ltd, publishers of the Daily and Sunday Monitor.
Dr. Mwesige has also worked as a consultant on journalism, communication, media and politics for DANIDA, DFID, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, NORAD, PANOS, Southern Africa Trust, Uganda Communications Commission, UNDP, UNESCO, USAID, Westminster Foundation, and the World Bank, among others.