A day in the life of.... : Faith Mbabazi

Faith Mbabazi is the Chief News Editor of Radio Rwanda. We bet many of you would love to know how Mbabazi’s day is like as she cleans the news before you hear it over the waves. Read on: I wake up at 5:30a.m and switch to a variety of radio stations that of course includes Radio Rwanda, BBC and Voice of Africa (VOA) among others. By 7:15a.m, I drive from home tuned to the radio as well.  By 7:45a.m, I am in the office.

Faith Mbabazi is the Chief News Editor of Radio Rwanda. We bet many of you would love to know how Mbabazi’s day is like as she cleans the news before you hear it over the waves. Read on:

I wake up at 5:30a.m and switch to a variety of radio stations that of course includes Radio Rwanda, BBC and Voice of Africa (VOA) among others. By 7:15a.m, I drive from home tuned to the radio as well.  By 7:45a.m, I am in the office.

The first thing I do is to browse and check what The New Times has reported and other related websites. I then prepare for the editorial meeting at 8:30a.m when I am aware of what has been reported elsewhere.

This is when we decide who should cover what and check on the challenges of the previous news items.

I later have to listen to the news and watch closely to identify any concern that may call for any explanation or improvement. 

Lunch time does not have a fixed time, but depends on the work I have to accomplish in a specified time. However, it is between 2 and 4p.m.  After, I go through the feedback from the public that comprise comments to improve on the quality of the services.

I work until 8p.m. From work, I get home and go direct for a shower. I have supper and by 9:30p.m I am in bed.

I listen to BBC news hour program at 10p.m and this takes me to sleep. Or else I read a novel until I sleep.

mugoyag@yahoo.com

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