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May 22, 2024: A group photo with the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Prof. Jack Odhiambo (Third from the right) and Prof. Silas O. Oriaso (Fifth from the left) Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (DOJMC) after a meeting with Calla PR team lead by Mr. Kevin Otiende (Fourth from the right). The meeting was to find ways of engaging DOJMC alumni in strategic initiatives to support and motivate students (current & exiting) in the department. The meeting was also attended by other members from DOJMC.


May 6, 2024:  The youth of Africa are powerful and are the promise of the continent' future. They have a lot to say but due to cultural norms and fear of rejection or judgment, many are stifled. Some are brave enough to speak up but alone, they cannot speak for all of Africa's youth. The youth are adept at all things tech and social media, with many having some digital or online presence. The 2024 All Africa Public Youth Debate which will be named The Digizens’ Circle: Young Africa Speaks, aims to harness this and use it to gain the opinions of our youth.

University of Nairobi Final Year Journalism Students’ Inaugural Film Festival.

February 15, 2024:  The University of Nairobi's Department of Journalism hosted its first-ever Film Festival on Wednesday, February 15, 2024, showcasing the exceptional work of their final year students. The event whose theme was "Documentary Storytelling as a Catalyst for Social Transformation," saw over 25 documentaries tackling diverse social issues and human narratives come to life in the Chandaria Auditorium, UON Towers.

Botched: A Play by the Theatre of the Absurd Exposes dark secrets, empowers young voices on sexual health

December 19, 2023:  The University of Nairobi's Taifa Hall became a stage for raw truth and poignant exploration last week from 8th to 9th December, 2023 with the captivating drama "Botched," presented by the renowned Theatre of the Absurd; A joint initiative of the Faculty of Law and Department of Journalism, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This powerful production, transcending mere entertainment, tackled critical issues of sexual and reproductive health, leaving a lasting impact on students and young audiences across borders.


December 18, 2023: 

Dr. Aisha Nakiwala, Head of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University, poses for a photo with students from the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nairobi. From left to right: Kairu Karega, Jecinta Mwangi, Dr. Nakiwala, Dr. Marjorie, Hope Nabalayo, and Mercy Omondi.


November 2, 2023:  The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Nairobi receives visitors from St. Paul's University, Department of Media Studies. They were lead by the Head of Department, Dr. Susan Mwangi (centre), Mr. Heshbon Wainaina (far right), Studio Manager and Christine Wariga (Second from the right) Studio Technician. They were received by The Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Nairobi Prof. Silas Oriaso (second from left) and UNC TV and Radio Studio Manager, Mr. Fred Ogutu (left).