Joseph Kiva S

Assistant Lecturer - Journalism

Kiva S. Joseph, is an Assistant lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Institute of Language Study at Kabale University. He hold a BA in Mass Communication (2010), an MA in Journalism and Media Studies (2017) both from Uganda Christian University and a partial MA in Global Journalism (2015) from NLA University College, Kristiansand- Norway.

Currently, he is a PhD candidate in Cultural and Media Studies at the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS), University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

He teaches radio and communication course units at the Undergraduate level. He also teaches Media Policy, Law and regulation, Public Relations, Introduction to Mass Communication, Contemporary Issues in the Media, Broadcast News Reporting, and Current Affairs, and Marketing and Advertising. He believe in the importance of being well-rounded and taking on new challenges.

His need is to broaden and deepen my knowledge for further academic engagement and professional growth with a passion for research more so, in the broad area of Development Communication. He has presented papers at international conferences and has co-authored three peer-reviewed articles in a very reputable journal.

He aspires to be a Professor in the near future in Health Communication.


  • Ph.D. in Cultural and Media Studies at Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS), University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies, Uganda Christian University. 2014- 2017:
  • Exchange Semester for Masters in Global Journalism, NLA University College, Kristiansand, Norway. August to December 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, Uganda Christian University. 2007-2010

Research Interests

Health Communication

Social and Behaviour Change Communication

Media Policy, Law and Regulation

Radio Drama


Ann Neville Miller, Charles Gabolya, Richard Mulwanya, Grace Nabaseke, Joseph Kiva, Evangeline Nalugya, Sarah Lagot & Monica Chibita . (2017) . The Relationship Between Parental Mediation of Adolescent Media Use and Ugandan Adolescents’ Sexual Attitudes and Behavior, Howard Journal of Communications, 29:2, 165-178, DOI: 10.1080/10646175.2017.1354788
Ann Neville Miller, Evangeline Nalugya, Charles Gabolya, Sarah Lagot, Richard Mulwanya, Joseph Kiva, Grace Nabaasaka & Monica Chibita . (2016) . The association between Ugandan adolescents’ viewing of specific television genres and sex-related normative beliefs and behaviours, Communicatio, 42:2, 221-237, DOI: 10.1080/02500167.2016.1187187
Ann Neville Miller, Evangeline Nalugya, Charles Gabolya, Sarah Lagot, Richard Mulwanya, Joseph Kiva, Grace Nabasaaka & Monica Chibita . (2016) . Ugandan adolescents’ sources, interpretation and evaluation of sexual content in entertainment media programming, Sex Education, 16:6, 707-720, DOI: 10.1080/14681811.2016.1217840


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  • Visual Representation of Women in Uganda’s Print Media at the East African Communications Association (EACA) Conference to be held at University of Rwanda, Kigali- Rwanda, from 29th to 31th Aug 2023
  • 2019, “Farmers’ Perceptions of the Contribution of Omulimi n’Omulunzi Radio Programme Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) to Their Adoption of Improved Agricultural Practices: A Case Study of Nakisunga Sub-County in Mukono Municipality” at the East African Communications Association (EACA) Conference held at Aga Khan University, Nairobi- Kenya- 28th to 30th Aug 2019
  • 2016, Abstract Accepted for presentation, “Examining the relevancy of Afriethics as proposed by the Late Professor Kasoma in the work of a global journalist” at the IAMCR- India. 18th January 2016.
  • 2015, Paper presented at the Global Journalism Symposium in Norway “A critical analysis of Kasoma’s Afriethics from the perspectives of central ethical theories” at the Global Journalism Symposium, NLA University College, Kristiansand- Norway – 6th October 2015
  • 2014,“Assessing the relevancy of journalism training in the way private commercial radio report rural agriculture for development in Uganda” at the East African Communications Association (EACA) Conference held at Uganda Christian University from 29th to 30th Aug 2014

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