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Uphill task as KIU Aims for Glory in the 2022 Inter-University Media Challenge


By Isaac Akugizibwe

KIU Main Campus-KIU is in action today Tuesday 18th October 2022, as the 2022 Inter-University Media Challenge National Newsroom Contest (NNC) kicks off at the Tirupati Mazima Mall-based Media Hub in Kabalagala, Kampala. Team KIU is confident of making it to the second round.

KIU is in group A alongside Makerere Business Institute, Cavendish, Nkumba, Makerere, and St Lawrence Universities among whom the best three shall progress to the second round which will involve a television news production competition.

This year's event is predominantly physical and this will be the first time Students are attending physically in three years following disruptions caused by the unpopular COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.

Unlike previous editions, this year's competition has two rounds. The first round will see each University team produce a 30-minute radio show at the MCI studios in Kabalagala while the second round will feature the best six teams presenting a complete television news bulletin and an expo, still at the Media Hub in Kabalagala.

Team KIU looked in good mood and very confident as they set off for Kabalagala this morning and according to team leader, Idarius Pajobo, they are settling for nothing but emulating the lawyers who claimed victory in a moot competition at Makerere University on Friday.

"The lawyers did it on Friday, now it's time for us to go out and prove that it's not only about law. We need to show the world what KIU mass communication Students can do," Pajobo said.

The inter University Media Challenge is an annual competition that attracts Mass Communication and Media  Students from various Universities to exhibit their skills in different categories of media practice with the best Students and University teams awarded accordingly.

The best Students are taken on for a SIX-month intensive training dubbed the Media challenge fellowship.