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Media for Transformative Advocacy (MTA)

Soroti, Uganda
Joined July 2020

Uganda: in Teso and Karamoja sub region in Uganda . Mission: To Advocate, Promote and Defend Human rights, Gender rights and inclusion. Programs: Human rights, Gender, Legal defense, Advocacy.

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

Media for trans-formative advocacy ( MTA) is a Uganda based development communication organization registered with a driving motivation to provide interventions to the gaps in the field of transformation of communities using communication, media and advocacy.

MTA is a human rights defender organization, making a contribution towards global efforts to move international community at the highest level on the need to ensure the effective safety and security of human rights defenders around the world, in compliance with international obligations and commitments

MTA is designed to offer a dedicated media platform for gathering , analyzing and communicating all relevant public information on the activities of different human rights defenders protection in Uganda, but specifically in karamoja and teso sub regions

as a Human rights defender, media for trans-formative advocacy highlights the visibility of the multimedia documentation produced by human rights defenders mechanisms such as press releases, as well as of their actions (processes of interest groups defending land rights, natural rights public interest litigation, trials observed, capacity building , trends

MTA avails human rights defenders information such as : publicly available international, regional and national legal resources, mapping and reporting digital rights and online freedom of expression in the region and to shade light on corruption and lack of transparency in both public and private sector and land sector in the region

MTA has over the years established and found its strength in areas like social and behavior change communication, gender rights, governance , human rights promotion and protection , media and communication training, community communication linkages approaches among other interventions

People Associated With This Organization

Joseph Akiiso

Media for Transformative Advocacy (MTA)
Joined July 2020
Interests: Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Right to Information, Women's Rights
Iam Akiiso Joseph, i have a Masters degree in journalism and media studies, a Masters in Local governance and human rights, a bachelors degree in democracy and development studies, a diploma in journalism and media studies and a diploma in sexual and reproductive rights. I have over 12 years’ experience in Journalism, Communication, Media management, Sales and Marketing. I have skills in Media and communications programming. and development and designing of appropriate approaches, tools and methods of addressing issues and producing results using both the cultural sensitive approach and cultural centered approach of communication designs and strategies. I also have knowledge and skills in conducting research surveys, needs assessments to make sure that the project meets its intended objectives and goals.

Coordination, Collaboration and networking;
I do have knowledge and skills in coordination, collaboration and networking; a skill that I have developed over a period of time as I achieve my targets. I have developed a national relationship with various stakeholders and partners across our business platforms. I also have the skill to ensure accountability and smooth flow of information among stake holders and this has been effective in sustainability of projects
I provide leadership to the radio business unit. Here I oversee all finances, business developments, marketing, and radio programmes development and supervision.
At Vision group, the New vision iam charged with the responsibility of managing a Radio station and a news paper. Here i supervise the editorial team, the news reporters and the sales team while being a link between the organization and the business clients and other stakeholder
This position allows me further to coordinate business by providing supervision and oversight on sales/advertising opportunities and programmes management.

Iam as well a Regional Sales Manager, Eastern Region
where iam charged with improving the revenues for the Newspapers, radio, print and other business to profit margins. Here am charged with the role of developing the proposals, closing sells and doing face to face visits and presentations to make sure that the company remains profitable. In joining the networking iam looking for the opportunity to use my skills and experience to change lives, promote the agenda of the network and provide training and mentorship to my colleagues and other partners.
Joseph Akiiso is the network champion (main point of contact) for Media for Transformative Advocacy (MTA).

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