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Bart Kakooza is managing director of his television production company and independent television news agency, Media Plus. Media Plus has a countrywide network employing 23 reporters and serving three television stations, namely LTV, CTV and TV Africa. He is currently a Ugandan contributor for CNN World Report. He has covered the civil war in Congo and is currently planning a project to start his own television station. Bart holds a BA degree in literature from Makerere University, Kampala. He has a diploma in journalism from Institute of Public Administration; a certificate in video production techniques from Leeds Polytechnic, UK; a certificate in television production from UNESCO; and a certificate in television news production from the CNN Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. Before founding Media Plus, Bart was employed by Uganda Television from 1986 to 1995 as a TV Producer. At the same time he freelanced for BBC, CFI and Viz News. He was involved in various independent productions on the genocide and war in Rwanda, HIV/AIDS in Uganda, and the civil wars in Uganda and southern Sudan. Bart has two children. He is an ardent sportsman in martial arts (Taekwondo Blue Belt) and swimming. He is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-East Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.