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Solomon Serwanjja

Solomon Serwanjja

Solomon Serwanjja
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Is Journalist
Type Journalism
Gender male
Birth 18 September 1986
Age 34 years
Star sign Virgo
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Biography

Solomon Serwanjja (born September 18, 1986) is a Ugandan investigative journalist and news anchor with NBSTV. In 2019 Serwanjja was awarded the Komla Dumor Award, an annual award given by the BBC to celebrate African journalists.

Life and career

Born in Entebbe, Uganda in 1986, Serwanjja was raised by his grandparents. Serwanjja studied at Kalinabiri primary school before going to Greenville High School for his 'O' Level education and then moved to St Mary's Boarding Secondary School Kitende for his 'A' level. Serwanjja then moved to Makerere University where he obtained a bachelors in Environmental Studies, a masters in Journalism & Communication and a postgraduate diploma in Investigative Journalism.

Serwanjja is also a United Nations Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism fellow 2018 and 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.

Awards

  • BBC Komla Dumor Award 2019
  • Journalist of the Year 2017 - ACME AWARD
  • Post 2015 UN Award (Broadcast Category)
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 20 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-49844060
http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1507770/continue-komla-dumors-legacy-serwanjja
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8Dh9_kudEc
https://outreach.un.org/raf/fellows/2018
https://acme-ug.org/2017/04/18/journalist-solomon-serwanjja-emerges-overall-acme-winner/
https://www.ug.undp.org/content/uganda/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/10/17/nine-win-the-inaugural-united-nations-uganda-post-2015-international-development-agenda-journalism-award.html
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