Ayub Rioba Chacha


Director General | Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation

Dr. Ayub Rioba Chacha started his career in 1993 reporting for newspapers. He then joined the Tanzania School of Journalism as a tutor in 1994 and became Coordinator of Studies in 1998. Meanwhile, Dr. Chacha became a columnist for several newspapers and commentating as a political and social analyst for local / international media. From 2003 to 2007 he hosted a popular weekly current Affairs programme Sema Usikike on ITV, a local TV station. Before his appointment as Director General for TBC in 2016 he was Associate Dean, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Dar es Salaam. Dr. Chacha holds a PhD and Licentiate in Mass Communication (University of Tampere, Finland - 2012), Masters in Journalism (University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom - 1997) and a B.A in Mass Communication (Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda - 1993). He has authored, co-authored books, chapters and published papers in professional journals.