Dr. Dotto Paul Casmir Kuhenga is the Coordinator of University Communication and Information. He holds a PhD from the University of Dar es Salaam, MA in Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University, South Africa, and MA in Development Studies (Dar) and BA in Journalism (Dar). He is responsible for all matters pertaining to information and communication at the University, including communication to the public, and between the University management and the university community. He also serves as the University of Dar es Salaam Spokesperson.
Dr. Kuhenga is a Media and Development Lecturer and Consultant, as well as a journalist. He is a lecturer and Head of Journalism Unit, at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication of the University of Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania. He teaches writing for the media, specialized writing for print media as well as advanced writing for print media, and mass media research. He is specialized in print media, and media and society, in particular the works of community media in Africa. He has worked as a journalist, with over 14 years of experience, in Tanzania (The Citizen, and Raia Mwema newspapers and Mlimani Media), Kenya, Uganda and Switzerland. Dr. Kuhenga has worked as a media consultant and communication expert in several projects for and under the auspices of the Parliament of Tanzania, UNESCO-Tanzania, National Council for Technical Education (NACTE), University of Dar es Salaam’s Research and Education for Democracy in Tanzania (REDET), the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF), Tanzania Centre for Democracy (TCD), UK Thompson Reuters Foundation in Tanzania and the Land O’Lakes International Development.
Dr. Kuhenga research and publication interest areas are practices of print journalism, media and climate change; media and development; and community media (especially community radio) in Africa in general, and rural Tanzania in particular.