Vicky Ntetema Biography – Wiki
This is what you need to know about Vicky Ntetema a Tanzanian journalist who came to the attention of many after breaking the story about the murder of persons with albinism in Tanzania. Ntetema would later become Executive Director of Under the Same Sun (UTSS) in Tanzania.
Vicky Ntetema Age
Vicky Ntetema was born in 1958 in Tanzania. She is about 63 years old as of 2021.
Vicky Ntetema Height
Ntetema stands at an average height, however, details about her body measurements are not known.
Vicky Ntetema Husband
Ntetema has not shared details whether she is married or not, also she has not revealed about her previous relationships.
Vicky Ntetema Salary
Ntetema is retired however, whuile she was working with BBC, she was estimated to be recieving an annual salary of $67K – $100K U.S dollars.
Vicky Ntetema Net Worth
MillionNtetema has an approximated net worth of $1 – $5 million.
Vicky Ntetema Education and Career
Born in Tanzania, Ntetema was a government scholarship and studied in the Soviet Union where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Journalism in 1985 and also received her MSc in Information Systems Development at the London School of Economics in the UK in 1998. Ntetema joined the BBC in 1991 as a Swahili an electronic media journalist in London. In 2006 she was promoted to the position of a senior journalist and bureau chief for the BBC World Service in Tanzania.
Ntetema came to the limelight in 2008 after breaking the story about the murder of persons with albinism in Tanzania. She later left the BBC to become Executive Director of Under the Same Sun in Tanzania, a Canadian charity promoting the human rights of persons with albinism. Ntetema held her position until her retirement in May 2018.
Vicky Ntetema’s reports on the persecution of persons with albinism in Tanzania
Through an undercover investigation, Ntetema exposed that some Tanzanians saw persons with albinism as ghost-like beings and local witch doctors considered “their body parts as ingredients for magic charms” bringing success. After her jaw-breaking report, Ntetema received threats and had to go into hiding, required around-the-clock protection, and had to leave the country twice for her own protection.
The International Women’s Media Foundation awarded Ntetema the Courage in Journalism Award in 2010 for her reports. She was also awarded the International Women of Courage Award by the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in 2016.