Barbara Among has worked as a journalist for 15 years, focusing on conflict in the Great Lakes region, human rights (Vulnerable groups), terrorism, Politics, Business reporting as well as focusing on health and environment.
She is now a media trainer. Previously, she worked as Media Trainer for the International Women’s Media Foundation and Editor-in-Chief, Uganda Radio Network.
She has been News Editor at the Daily Monitor publication, under the Nation Media Group (NMG) Uganda and also as Diplomatic Affairs Editor.
She also worked with East Africa’s most respected regional publication The EastAfrican and national publications the New Vision newspaper.
Barbara Among has covered conflicts of different levels of intensity across Uganda and other Great Lakes countries. She has considerable experience of covering the civil war in Northern Uganda, Somalia, DR Congo and South Sudan.
Her work has appeared in the Guardian, UK, the Observer, UK, the Independent, UK, Reuters and Daily Nation newspaper, Kenya.
Barbara Among was part of the team that developed content for a Diploma in Land and Journalism course, for the Arusha based Training Centre for Development Cooperation.
She was also part of the team that developed a Toolbox for Conflict Sensitive Reporting together with Peter du Toit, Deputy Director, Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership, School of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University.
She has won the prestigious David Astor Journalism Award and the Uganda Investigative journalism award.
Barbara Among served as Vice Chairperson on the board of Forum for Africa Investigative Reports (FAIR) for four years, retiring in 2016. FAIR is a professional association of investigative journalists in Africa. Its mission is to enhance, deepen and build investigative journalism as a profession throughout the continent.