Media and Democracy Initiative Africa (MEDIA)

MEDIA is currently the sole media development organization in western Uganda and its influence spans over the entire country. It is an independent not-for-profit media support organization whose core mission is to enhance media capacities in public policy reporting with a view to strengthen community awareness and informed participation in governance affairs.

Nov - 2017

Enhancing Professional Media in the Electoral Process in the Rwenzori Region

July 2015 08:00 AM to July 25, 2018 12:00 PM
Rwenzori Region
We provide knowledge and skills in media and election laws and election reporting and programming to 15 journalists (7 women and 8 men) working for 15 radio stations in the Rwenzori Region through a five-day training course and continuous mentorships. .
Jan - 2018

Enhancing Legislative Reforms of Uganda Local Government Councils

Apprill 2016 to Apprill 2017
Strengthening councilors’ access to local government policy information, councilors’ oversight abilities and community participation in legislative processes in Uganda by: providing consistent information and analysis on legislative processes through GMI’s online forums

Strengthening Civic Competencies of Marginalized Societies

Enhancing marginalized groups’ awareness and participation in the democratic process by supporting meaningful engagement between them and public authorities in seven districts of western Uganda.

The Mission of MEDIA

To strengthen the media for professional and frequent coverage of governance matters such that they provide forums for public engagement.

Our Vission

To become Africa’s leading media and governance consulting organization.


Who We Are

Media and Democracy Initiative Africa (MEDIA) was founded in 2008 by Abas Ruhweza, a seasoned journalist in western Uganda.  The organization was established as the will of the initiator to enhance media capacities in covering governance matters with a view to increase awareness and participation of marginalized communities. .

Reached: 300,000       Achieved: 200,000


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Plot 17, Nsibambi Road,
Mengo Kampala, Uganda,
East Africa.

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