Court convicts journalist attacker

Ddungu Elias (Left) was convicted of assaulting a Vision Group journalist Rebecca Nakame. Extreme right is his sister Namaganda Amina who appeared as his defence witness.

Wakiso, 24th /October/2012; Court in Entebbe has convicted Ddungu Elias for assaulting a Vision Group journalist Rebecca Nakame and occasioning actual bodily harm to her.

While delivering his judgment, the Grade Two Magistrate Bbosa Charles said that the prosecution led by Mbaine Eunice had adduced sufficient evidence to convict the accused. Human Rights for Journalists-Uganda’s Lawyer Diana Nandudu was on watching brief.

“Therefore, considering the evidence on record, the accused was rightly placed at the scene of crime, and prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and I accordingly convict the accused of the offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.” read more from


About Human Rights Network For Journalists-Uganda

HRNJ-Uganda was established in 2005 by a group of human rights-minded journalists who developed a sense of activism amidst a deteriorating context due to glaring abuses targeting the media. The network gained formal registration as an independent non-profit and non-partisan media organisation in 2006. The identity of HRNJ-Uganda lies with its diverse membership across the board including the print and electronic media, freelance investigative journalists and individuals from other professions.
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