Since its founding in 2011, PVI has moved from a small NGO inserting PSAs on DVDs for video halls in Uganda to developing three widely popular television shows and dozens of socially responsible segments that spread important messages relevant to the growth of civil society in East Africa, including Tanzania and Kenya. In addition to handling the messaging of smaller, local non- and for-profit groups in Uganda, PVI has also broadened its portfolio to include multinational NGOs as well as the United Nations and government agencies.
In addition to consistently improving our initial productions, PVI has been developing additional ways to target and reach agents of social change.
Bring the goat a little higher on the screen. We want to see him really run away,” the director Gosia Lukomska instructed. Read the article
“People in Ukraine took over power. Celebrated a few days, then the party went sour…” raps Sharon Bwogi, aka Lady Slyke, on NewzBeat, a weekend show that airs on Uganda’s channel NTV. Read the article
Uganda has a new TV news program, featuring rappers presenting current events in verse. One is a 13-year-old girl. Read the article
Two Ugandan hip hop artists have taken a fresh approach to delivering the news, blending beats and poetry in a show called NewzBeat. Read the article
Uganda: el país más joven del mundo, con un 78% de la población menor de 30 años. Entre ellos, ocho de cada diez están en paro. Read the article
Yesterday, Newz Beat, a weekly show which airs Saturdays and Sundays in Luganda and English launched its second season on NTV. So, who are they? Pauline Bangirana explores their personalities. Read the article
Helping others – and graciously accepting help – is on the mind of Paul Falzone (Gr ’08) year-round. The Annenberg alumnus is leveraging his knowledge of using video for video advocacy and the knowledge of fellow Annenberg alumni to make a difference in Uganda. Read the article
If rap brings Eminem, Juicy J or O.T. Genasis first to mind, you haven’t seen the other side of hip-hop yet. Every week, NewzBeat anchors Lady Slyke and Survivor deliver their flow filled with news from all over the world. Read the article
To prove how versatile a professional she is, Lady Slyke is a co-presenter of NewzBeat with Daniel Kisekka aka Survivor. NewzBeat is a Ugandan weekend news and current affairs programme presented in rap format on Uganda’s NTV in both English and Luganda. Read the article
“Newzbeat” makes a catchy change from a standard news bulletin: Ugandans call the broadcasters “rap-orters”, a youth team of hip-hop artists-turned-journalists rapping the headlines. Read the article
Hip-hop is growing in Uganda, so much so that teens are being hired to rap the nightly news and using their bars to push for social change. Read the article
A Ugandan TV station is featuring hip-hop artists who rap the nightly news, and two rising female stars are using the medium to call for social justice. Read the article