Culture Travel Reflections

Meet Jackee Batanda. The London Times headlined her among “19 women shaping the future of Africa.” She’s an editor for the Global Press Institute, and a research and writing fellow at the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, GlobalPost, and countless other internationally renowned publications. Recently, she was the IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow at the Centre for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Batanda’s passion for journalism began at her Ugandan high school newsletter, Maryhill News Network. She grew up in the capital, Kampala, closely following reporting by famous journalist Christiane Amanpour. Batanda noted CNN arrived in Uganda in the early 90s supplying a “fantastic break away from the monotonous state television, Uganda Television.”

“I have been intrigued and have always wanted to capture unique stories that no…

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