New Skills for the Next Generation of Journalists


Mpindi Abaas

Media Challenge Initiative
Fields of Research: 
Solution and constructive journalism

Mpindi Abaas is the CEO of the Media Challenge Initiative, a Ugandan based organisation building the next generation of journalists in Uganda. Mpindi believes that good journalism can make the world a better place through the stories journalists tell and how they tell them. He also believes that if the good force of journalism is to change the world we must have good, objective, empowered, socially conscious and just journalists. Under MCI, Mpindi spearheads the MCI Media Hub, the first journalism space amplifying media innovations in Uganda  and Solutions Now Africa, the continent’s first solutions journalism newsroom working to challenge negative narratives. Mpindi is a media trainer with a bias on solutions/constructive journalism and changing negative narratives about Africa. His story has been published in the Huffington post and CNN African Voices recently his work was highlighted by President Barack Obama in his #Mandela 100 lecture in South Africa. Mpindi is a 2018 Obama Leader, a 2018 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur and a Young Emerging Leaders Program Fellow.