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Julius Barigaba



  • Born 1976 in Kabale District, Southwestern Uganda
  • Grew up among the Batwa indigenous community that was displaced to make way for Bwindi Impenetrable National park in 1991
  • Obtained a College Diploma in 1996
  • Studied Journalism at Makerere University from 2002-2006
  • Did a short course in International Relations at China University of Foreign Affairs in 2008
  • A fan of soccer, wildlife and water-based adventure sport
  • Married, with three children Clarissa, Chloe and Clayton

Professional information

  • Taught High School from 1996-2002
  • Filed articles for Journalism School online publication
  • Worked for The EastAfrican from 2005 to date as Correspondent (2005-2011), Staff Writer (2011-Aug 2015), Acting Bureau Chief (Sept 2015-April 30), Senior Reporter (2016 -
  • Interest: Investigative journalism in security, international relations and accountability
  • Beats covered: Environment and climate change, Tourism, Conservation and Biodiversity, International trade policy, Regional integration and Agriculture
  • Contributes to Daily Monitor and Africa Review
  • Mentors upcoming journalists on newsroom ethos, honing writing skills and beat coverage
  • Four time winner of COMESA Media Award

Program affiliations

  • Africa Centre for Media Excellence
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation – Wealth of Nations Fellowship
  • Forum for Climate Change Journalists in Eastern and Southern Africa
  • Uganda Biodiversity Reporters Association
  • Comesa media awards

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Area of Environmental Journalism Interest
Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Cities, Environmental Health, Policy, Journalism Skills
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