Bart Kakooza

Founder, Media Plus

Membership:  Class of 2002 (Inaugural)

Since 1996, Mr. Bart Kakooza has run his own television production company and independent television news agency, Media Plus. Media Plus has a countrywide network employing 23 reporters and serving three television stations, namely LTV, CTV and TV Africa. He is currently a Ugandan contributor for CNN World Report. He has also been involved in covering the civil war in Congo, and is currently planning a project to start his own television station. Academically, Bart holds a BA (Lit) degree from Makerere University, Kampala (1985). Professionally, he has been trained in journalism (Diploma in Journalism from Institute of Public Administration, 1988); video production (Certificate in Video Production Techniques from Leeds Polytechnic, UK – 1989) and in television (Certificate in Television Production, from UNESCO 1991 & Certificate in Television News Production from CNN Centre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA – 1996). Before founding Media Plus, Bart was employed by Uganda Television from 1986 to 1995 as a TV Producer. At the same time he freelanced for BBC, CFI and Viz News. He was involved in various independent productions on the genocide and war in Rwanda, HIV/AIDS in Uganda, as well as in the civil wars in Uganda and southern Sudan. Bart is separated and has two children. He is an ardent sportsman in martial arts (Taekondo Blue Belt) and swimming.

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