Brian Semujju

Brian Semujju

Brian Semujju

MA. Journalism and Communication (Makerere University), B.A Mass Communication (UCU), Certificate: English Common Law, Structures and Principles (University of London).

Brian lectures at Uganda Christian University and he is a visiting lecturer at Makerere University where he is also collaborating on several research projects. He has taught at the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) as well. Currently, Brian is a full-time PhD candidate at the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS), University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), where he is also on the university Taekwondo team. His research interests fall under mass communication theory and Community Audio Towers (CATs). Brian has practiced journalism before going into lecturing. After graduating with a mass communication degree in 2006, he was retained by Uganda Christian University to be the first editor of The Standard, a community newspaper of the same university. He also worked as a features writer for New Vision, a government newspaper in Uganda.

At CCMS, Brian is investigating narrowcasting and the use of CATs in a broadcasting-dominated country like Uganda.

Most recent publications

  • Semujju, B. 2014, Frontline farmers, backline Sources: women as a tertiary voice in climate change coverage, Feminist Media Studies, vol. 15, no.4
  • Semujju, B. 2013, ICT as an engine for community participation: An assessment of Uganda’s community media, International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development, vol. 5, no 1, pp 20 – 36.
  • Semujju, B. 2013, ‘Participatory media for a non-participating community: Western media for Southern communities’, International Communication Gazette, vol. 76, no. 2, pp. 197–208.
  • Semujju, B. 2013, ‘Climate change in Ugandan media: A “global warming” of journalism Ethics’, Journal of African Media Studies, vol. 3, no.3, pp. 337–352

Accepted book chapters

  • Nassanga, G. and Semujju, B. 2014, “Mobile phones influence on journalism practice in Africa: A review”. In, Y. Zheng (ed.), Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior, IGI-Global.
  • Semujju, B. 2014, “ICT as an engine for community participation: An assessment of Uganda’s community media”. In, H. Rahman (ed.), Human Development and Interaction in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology, IGI-Global.
  • Semujju, B. and Yiga, E. 2015, “Tracing the position of young people in Uganda’s media content: A case of newspaper coverage”. In G. Nassanga and A. Mushengyezi (eds.), Media for Children and Young People”, Fountain Publishers.


  • 2011 – 2012:  International Development Research Centre (IDRC) award (MA).
  •  2014 – 2016: NORHED PhD fellowship.

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