Meet Omuya Noah, a finalist of
Mass Communication at KIU and also the Chief Executive Officer of Aica
Communication Ltd Uganda, a company that currently runs online publications.
At a young age, Omuya is already
one of the most impressive talents in the media industry. He attributes his
incredible success to Kampala International University. According to him, the
University has exposed him to a plethora of opportunities that have helped him
horn his young career.
While at the University, Omuya
was selected to be one of the students that represented KIU at the Media
Challenge Expo in 2018. While at the expo, he specialised in writing, strategic
and multimedia communication, mainstream journalism, and online journalism.
Consequently, he scooped the
Media Challenge Award for the Best Feature Essay Writer of 2018. Due to his
success, the Media Challenge Initiative inducted him into their Media Challenge
Fellowship, 2019. The fellowship exposed him to intensive training in solutions
journalism, political reporting, investigative journalism, youth participatory
radio, multimedia journalism, and data journalism which saw him rise into the
In 2019, Noah was among the
African journalists who were invited to attend the DUNIA CFI Conference on
Climate change that took place on 16th to 18th of
December 2019 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. While at the conference, Noah delivered
a speech on Mobile Journalism as a storytelling tool for climate change.
He has also been selected to join
16 journalists in East Africa to participate in the 18-months long project of
climate change action reporting with DUNIA CFI, a French media initiative.
Moving forward, Noah hopes to
have a print media version of the Aica Newspaper in his hometown in Soroti, which will be published in the
three dialects of Ateso, Ng'karimojong, and Kumam. Through this platform, the
award-winning journalist hopes to create a platform for at least 50
Outside journalism, Omuya plans to join the legislature
after ten active years of journalism.