Lizabeth Paulat

Multimedia Journalist  Editor Content Coordinator

  +256 779621208 


A driven multimedia journalist and editor specializing in politics, global development, foreign policy and content coordination. International news and analysis with a focus on East Africa and the Middle East.

Work Experience:

August 2012 – Present

East African Correspondent/Stringer – VOA

  • Covered a variety of high profile stories including Burundi Peace Talks, Pope Francis in Uganda, emerging oil markets and Uganda’s 2016 presidential elections.
  • Produces a variety of online media including photography, script and radio packages for international broadcast.
  • Collaborates regularly with civil society and human rights defenders to uncover systematic abuse in sectors such as health care, women’s rights and land rights.
  • Accomplished in researching, interviewing and reporting from remote and volatile locations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills which enable good working relationships with political institutions, political opposition leaders and independent organizations.
  • High competence for analysis, data and comprehensive fact checking.
  • Ability to deliver within strict deadlines and adapt to a variety of challenges.

September 2012 – October 2015

Editor, Content Coordinator and Contributor – Living in Kampala/IN KAMPALA Magazine

  • Successfully organized monthly story-boards, pitches and final editing on all articles.
  • Expanded social media presence, marketability and overall content for a diverse audience of investors and readers.
  • Ensured broad and effective marketing strategies and design promotions.
  • Managed a staff of rotating writers while contributing 1-2 articles each week.

Feb 2012 – August 2014

Marketing and Editorial Divisions – Fountain Publishing – Kampala, Uganda

  • Coordinated closely with staff to create marketability reports and concept development for various manuscripts.
  • Demonstrated leadership as managing editor, given reach and authority to resolve issues within a manuscript.
  • Worked closely with authors to ensure vision and academic standards were maintained during editorial process.

October 2010 – August 2012

Freelance Writer – Paris, France/Seattle WA, USA

  • Created clear and concise analysis for a variety of publications on issues pertaining to gender and militancy within the Middle East and Africa.
  • Published policy breakdowns of complex, multinational issues on insurgencies in Libya, Syria and Egypt.
  • Worked closely with on-the-ground experts to gain a clear understanding of central issues facing the region.

February 2002 – March 2009

Research and Analysis Management – Altig International – Seattle WA, USA

  • Demonstrated ability to innovate by recommending new team models to better serve the company.
  • Mastered a variety of online research platforms while verifying applications for those seeking insurance and financial backing.
  • Achieved a 99% accuracy rate with a review load of over 4,000 applicants per week.

Language and Skills:

  • Fluent in English with a working knowledge of French. Currently studying Arabic.
  • Proficiency in a multitude of social media applications, writing platforms, publishing software, database and design programs.
  • Able to meet strict deadlines with little oversight.
  • Training in digital security including encryption and source protection.
  • Accredited member of Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda.
  • Helped organize UPPA Fundraisers to benefit Ugandan photojournalists.

Examples of Work:

Domestic Workers in Uganda Coerced into HIV/STI Screenings

Burundi Sides Split on Peacekeepers at Start of Talks

Ugandan Journalists Arrested; Opposition Contests Poll Results

Why is Kenya Rounding Up Their Somali Refugees?



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