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Umar Weswala

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Kampala, Uganda
Managing Editor and Journalist — The Community Agenda

THE COMMUNITY AGENDA: Using the power of the media to empower communities in Uganda

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Biography

I am a Uganda based journalist/Blogger, photographer and social media strategist with experience in radio, print and online journalism.
Visit www.thecommunityagenda.com to see my work.
I specialize in health and human rights.

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@thecagenda — 336 followers, 3,806 tweets

@STFUganda petitioned the parliament of Uganda to ban illicit alcohol especially 'sachet waragi' because of its increased consumption by the under age - Talima David, Director of Programs #RedCard https://t.co/XIDrNBK2NL
#RedCard: Students smuggle illicit alcohol into schools in mineral water bottles and by conniving with security guards. School administrators take note - Imakit Richard, Reserach and Evaluation Manager @STFUganda https://t.co/BMnSbWcLHn
Underage consumption of Alcohol is one of the drivers of the spread of HIV. It affects the ability of the young people to think logically. They need information that will help them stay safe - Susan Ajok, Executive Director @STFUganda #RedCard https://t.co/Bl2OF1TmPW
RT @UNFPAUganda: With support from @SwedeninUG @UNFPAUganda enables girls from hard to reach areas in #Karamoja & beyond to train as #midwi
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writer/reporter

Have you ever used a typewriter?

no

How is social media changing news?

Disseminating news faster