Edgar R. Batte


My name is Edgar R. Batte and I have been doing journalism since my teenage life. I started out in school where I produced hand-written articles for my peers in lower high school. In 2002, I got published in The Monitor, a leading privately owned daily newspaper. I was in my Senior Four (S.4) ‘vac’ at the time. I returned to work for this great newspaper after high school, in 2003.

I am currently a Senior Features’ Correspondent. I have a passion for photography. As a journalist I have a special interest for art and culture issues. I am a versatile reporter and I have variously reported on society issues.
I am a graduate of Mass Communication/Journalism from Makerere University Kampala (MUK). Apart from Daily Monitor my works have also been published by The East African- a leading regional weekly, African Review, Marimba Media, Kenya, Daily Metro, UK’s Eyecon Magazine, Rwanda’s The New Times, and UK’s ecomedia.com.

I am winner of Afrika Divas Awards as Best Entertainment Writer of the year 2011. I have been a beneficiary trainee of African Synergy during in February, 2011 at the Sauti Za Busara (Sounds of Wisdom) Festival in Stone Town, Zanzibar. I have also won an award as Best Arts and Leisure Writer of the year (2007) at the Golden Pen Journalism Awards. I have been voted by peers and editors as Daily Monitor overall Features journalist of the year for 2012. I am also a two-time nominee for Young Achiever’s Awards’- 2010, 2011. I have worked with Daily Monitor newspaper on a full time basis since 2004 to date as a Features reporter with a bias towards development.
As part of my interests, I love writing, reading, traveling, making friends, photography and watching movies.


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