Media for Social Change (M4SC)

The Internet, social media, mobile phones, and other technologies have greatly expanded our ability to share information and communicate across borders. Yet in this increasingly connected world, the stories of forced migrants are still missing and their voices remain unheard. 

The Media for Social Change Programme strives to amplify the voices of forced migrants by including them in conversations and debates on issues affecting their lives, and by empowering them to become effective advocates for their own rights and wellbeing. 

The Media for Social Change Programme engages in the following activities: 

  • Producing videos/documentaries pertinent to forced migrants’ issues
  • Building the capacity of forced migrants to use information and media technologies 
  • Hosting community screenings of films and documentaries
  • Developing media campaigns and publishing articles written by RLP staff
  • Performing outreach and advocacy via the RLP website and social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) 

We also create communication strategies for all of RLP’s programmes so that the organization is able to reach a wider audience. In doing so, we contribute to the global discourse on how media can be used to influence social and policy change.

The Wakimbizi Film Festival (WFF)

The Wakimbizi Film Festival (WFF) is an initiative of the Refugee Law Project (RLP), School of Law, Makerere University.  The festival is a flagship event for the Media for Social Change Programme. The festival provides refugee youth with a platform where they amplify their voices on key issues affecting them.
Wakimbizi film festival recognises visual culture as an important form of communication. The festival uses film as a powerful tool to communicate issues of refugees within the East African region.
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Blogs

30 October 2019

By Dieudonne Maganya (Published 8th June 2018) On the 20th May 2018, I used the Atiak road as I...

30 October 2019

By Darius King Kabafunzaki (Published 29th September 2017) Many a time, we subconsciously come to...