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Machrine Birungi offers a decade of journalism-laden experience particularly in the broadcast media. She is currently Pursuing her Masters Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at the European University Center for Peace studies in Austria.
Machrine is also a media trainer at the International Institute of Business and Media studies, and contributed to Uganda’s first ever media syllabus through its national diploma in journalism.
Machrine has won several awards including the Best Reporter of the Year for her excellent coverage of the War in Northern Uganda. She was also awarded first prize award in the economic development category of the US Embassy in Uganda’s radio awards.
The Ugandan-born journalist has been contributing to InterWorld Radio, an online radio based in the UK, since 2005, and the Voice of America (VOA) since 2006. I want to tell stories that are ignored or invisible to our media. I always feel relieved when I handle stories with
Human impact because then I know I’m communicating to people who identify with the issues I’m covering.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy, Education, Internally Displaced, Media
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Communication, Curriculum Development, Program Administration, Research, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Media and Conflict resolution-the Challenges
Symbols as Tools of Mobilisation-case study of Uganda
Slum Growth and nDevelopment-A threat to Human Security a case Study of Uganda
Child soldiers Challenges of Rehabilitation and Reintergration
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It really very great to have such a sight i love your profile ans academic pursuits in Austria.I think we can link up on the site am doing a fellowship with ACCORD in Durban that is related to ur areas of expertise.
Thanks so much for your quick reply!
How ironic that you'll be in London when I'm in Uganda!!
I hope very much to keep in touch with you & learn more about your work. (And, as you say, to meet one day).
Wishing you all the best with your very worthwhile studies.
On March 21st 2009 a World Wide Hug Party will take place in clubs and galleries all over the world. We invite every city, village or town to join this initiative. Will you organise a World Wide Hug Party in your hometown?
We are all part of the collective consciousness, in which everything is connected with the universal energy. We are able to heal our planet and unite everybody in peace and tolerance. So let us demonstrate our unity, let us show our fellow-human beings that we all are One, no matter what kind of religion, race or culture we represent. We are able to love and respect each other.
In the evening of March 21st in Oceania, New Zealand and Australia people will start the Hug which will go around the world in 24 hours, the biggest chain of peace that you can imagine.
The idea is as simple as it is effective: just hug! When we hug each other we open our heart and we can feel the loving energy pounding between us. When we open our heart we unite our energy.
Be part of this event!
Be a witness of this event!
All the events will be broadcasted through the internet, to watch, to be watched, to hug and to be hugged.
On the website www.worldwidehugparty.org you get information about how to organise your own World Wide Hug Party, how to add your video stream on internet and how you can watch the other events all over the world.
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