Ugandan journalist takes career to ‘an amazing level’ as IWMF Neuffer Fellow

By Lindsey Wray, first published on IWMF website, 13 April 2012

Never mind being on deadline at The New York Times.

Jackee Budesta Batanda was worried about navigating New York’s subway.

An interview at City Hall had her wondering as much about the intricacies of public transportation as what her interviewees might say.

“I hardly slept that night,” she wrote, recounting the experience.

But the next day, Batanda, a Ugandan journalist who was the 2011-2012 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow, arrived a full hour early after successfully conquering the subway. She reported and wrote an article for The Times about New Yorkers being restricted from a City Hall statue.

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