A Young Ugandan Journalist Tells her Story

Part of InternewsNext, a series highlighting 30 youth-led media initiatives.

A Young Ugandan Journalist Describes Her Journey to Video Advocacy

At the Refugee Law Project, she uses video advocacy to fight injustices and human rights abuses.

Twenty-seven year old Helen Fortunate Mayelle is Media and Communication officer at Refugee Law Project based in the war torn northern region of Uganda, where she has found a passion for video advocacy, using it to fight injustices and human rights abuses.

Mayelle started out in community radio in her home town of Arua. While working at Radio Pacis ("Peace" in Italian), she received training in radio production from Internews and produced radio dramas about social issues, including gender based violence.

When Mayelle worked for NTV in Uganda, she started a program for children - Planet K - that still exists today. Watch an interview with Helen.

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