Syriacus Buguzi

Syriacus Buguzi is a science journalist based in Tanzania. He is a regular contributor of the science and development news outlet SciDev.Net. He is the Editor of a science newspaper published in Swahili language known as MwanaSayansi in Tanzania. He works with local scientists and journalists, enabling them to communicate complex, jargon-laden scientific information in more accessible, understandable and engaging forms for the general public. A qualified medical doctor, he started his journalism career working as a health correspondent with The African newspaper in 2009-10, while studying medicine at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam. In 2011, he joined The Citizen, a leading national English daily, where he later became a senior reporter, weekend news editor, and pioneered its weekly health magazine, Your Health. His work has also appeared in The British Medical Journal, BBC Swahili, The Guardian and The Independent in the UK, and The Africa Report, an international monthly magazine. In 2014, he was awarded the David Astor Journalism Award-Winner from Tanzania and was attached to The Independent for a month and The Observer/Guardian for two weeks in London. He also worked for six weeks at the Mail & Guardian in Johannesburg, with its Health Journalism Centre, Bekisisa. He obtained his Master’s degree in Science Communication from the University of Sheffield in the UK.

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