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Daniel Tonga

Lusaka Based, Communications and Media Expert


Currently resides in: Lusaka, Zambia

Born in Lusaka Zambia

I’m an accomplished communications professional, media consultant and award winning business journalist with a proven track record in media and communications. I have extensive experience gained through working for different international media organisations and communications firms. I have worked for print, online and broadcast journalism for 15 years. Presently, I’m working as Public Relation Executive for a private public relations consulting firm based in Lusaka, Zambia.

I’m innovative, enthusiastic, hardworking and very passionate about media, public relations, economics and communications. I’m a leader with high integrity, great interpersonal and analytical skills. I’m a critical thinker, team player who is self-motivated and incorruptible.

My specialities: Business and Financial Journalism, Economics, Public Relations, Culture and Rhetoric, Corporate Communications, Politics, Radio and TV production.

Contact details

danieltonga@yahoo.com



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Current Position(s)

Public Relations Executive - Communications Professional | Communications | Langmead and Baker Communications
Lusaka, South Africa | February 2018 - present

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

My responsibilities include overseeing Corporate Social Responsibility activities, media monitoring, writing press releases, branding, writing speeches, writing scripts for video and audio production.

I’m responsible for social media, running of websites pages and other activities. I create corporate social responsibility database for companies, identifying institutions for our clients’ social investments, compiling reports and material for social investments.

I develop communication strategies, corporate social responsibility plans and public relations budgeting. I help organize public events, such as exhibitions and shows. I help maintain media relations.


Previous Position(s)

Freelance Journalist | English to Africa Service | Voice of America VOA
Lusaka, Zambia | 2016 - 2016

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

My duties included reporting on breaking news of international importance in Zambia. I produced and compiled radio reports, TV packages and conducted radio live reports.

Conducting live 'Question and Answer' sessions for breaking news with English to Africa Service of VOA, Africa 54 Television program. Assignments were commissioned by my supervisor in Washington, United States.


Freelance Journalist | Eye on Africa | France24
Lusaka, South Africa | 2016 - 2016

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Reporting on breaking news of international importance in Zambia. I conducted TV live reports.

Conducting live 'Question and Answer' sessions for breaking news with Eye on Africa Television program. Assignments were commissioned by my supervisor in Paris, France.


Head of News Department, Editor and Producer | News Department | Prime Television
Lusaka, Zambia | August 2013 - June 2014

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

My responsibilities were to research, edit news, writing news stories and scripts for TV documentary programs.

I managed news department and supervised journalists. I was writing, editing news and pictures for TV news and programs. I cast news and anchored TV programs.

Educational history

Secondary

Bwacha High School, Lusaka, South Africa (1998)

Tertiary

Tsinghua University

Beijing,China, China | September 2018 - July 2010

Master Degree, Global Business Journalism - Media and Communications

Global Business Journalism program (GBJ) is about learning how to cover global economics, financial markets and companies, with a spotlight on the China experience. Special attention is given to comparative studies of Chinese and Western stocks, bonds, currencies and government policies. Courses emphasize practical, hands-on training.

Livingstone International University of Tourism Excellence and Business Management

Lusaka, South Africa | June 2012 - June 2016

BA Economics - Economics

Academic degree encompassing both qualitative and quantitative courses.Course included microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometric, economic statistics and other quantitative measurements.

Institute of Commercial Management - City College of Management Studies

Lusaka, South Africa | 2000 - 2002

Diploma - Journalism

The course was about teaching journalism, methods of gathering news, writing and reporting.

Achievements

Awards

Best Business Reporting TV | 2014

To recognise the best business reporting in Television

Best Overall Student in Economics | 2016

To recognise the Best Overall Student in Economics at the time of graduation.

media exposure

Voice of America VOA | 2011

My duties included reporting on breaking news of international importance in Zambia. I produced and compiled radio reports, TV packages and conducted radio live reports.

Talk Radio 702 South Africa | 2011

Reporting about Elections in Zambia

Academic Achievements

Research and Publication | 2018

Xenophobia and its impact on culture integration: a critical analysis of Zambia’s case

Research and Publication | 2017

The impact of new media technologies on Zambia’s 2016 presidential elections.

Activities

Memberships

Communication Initiative Network

Member, 20016 - 2018

Writing stories, researching and analysis on various issues.

Media Institute of Southern Africa MISA Zambia.

Member, June 2000 - February 2018

Contributing towards the development of journalism.

community

AGAPE Ministries

Communications and Publicity Officer, 2010 - 2018

On part time and voluntary basis, my duties involve developing and writing press releases, conducting public affairs events, organizing public events and handling all
media relation and branding issues.

In charge of developing information material and distributing information to the media of any in-coming ministry function or event.

Other Activities

Reading, Research, Travelling, Listening to Radio and Watching TV

Reading, Writing and Editing, January 2000 - February 2018

I like reading, researching, travelling, listening to the radio, watching television and issues pertaining to communications and public affairs.

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