Contact details
Title: Mr
Name: ABDALLAH Katunzi
College/School/Division: School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Role: Assistant Lecturer
Current Summarised CV:

Abdallah Katunzi lectures at the University of Dar es Salaam’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (UDSM-SJMC) in Tanzania. He holds a Bachelors’ degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Masters’ degree in Journalism and Communication from Makerere University, Uganda. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He has more than 18 years of combined experience as a journalist, editor, mentor, academic, as well as media researcher and consultant. He has authored several publications related to media/journalism in Tanzania. His recent work, a book chapter titled “Press coverage of the extractive sector in Tanzania” was published in a book titled “How African economies work: A guide for business and economics reporting” in November 2019. He has been engaged in several consultancies by international organisations including UNESCO (Tanzania), the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) in Tanzania, africaemediterraneo based in Italy, the US-based Natural Resources Governance Institute (NRGI), Florida International Research IWASH Initiative Limited (USA); DW Akademie, GIZ (Tanzania), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES Tanzania), Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) etc. He has consulted with Tanzanian Government entities such as the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, the Commission of Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRGG), the Zanzibar House of Representatives (ZHoR), the Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board (AQRB), the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) etc. He has also worked with CSOs and media organisations including the Media Council of Tanzania (MCT), the Tanzania Media Fund (TMF), the Tanzania Media Women Association (TAMWA), and the Journalists Environmental Association of Tanzania (JET). He is currently managing a national media research project “The Yearbook on Media Quality in Tanzania” that assesses the quality of media reporting in the country. The project is under the auspices of the University of Dar es Salaam’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication with funding from the Switzerland Embassy in Tanzania. 

Area of research interests: 

Business and Economics Journalism; Extractives Journalism (natural gas, mining and oil); Security Sector Journalism (SSJ); Media Reporting Quality; Organisational Communication; Community Media; Media Policy and Regulation; and Media and Financial Sustainability.

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