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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Campaign launched to fight hate speech in African media

Delegates at a two-day media forum on hate speech in Kigali late last week have launched a continental campaign against hate speech to put media houses at the centre of fighting the vice and promoting peace.

By Eugene Kwibuka 23 Apr 2014 07:38

Microsoft, Rwanda Ministry of Education partner to reduce software costs

With the aim of reducing software costs to improve the quality of education in primary and secondary schools, Microsoft and the Rwanda Ministry of Education have joined forces, reports Ventures Africa.

11 Mar 2014 11:59

Mobile App Challenge to be implemented by YouthConnekt

Rwanda's Ministry of Youth and ICT and the UNDP, in collaboration with Motorola Solutions, will power a Mobile App Challenge to be implemented by YouthConnekt, reports BizTech Africa.

17 Feb 2014 08:03

Airtel launches affordable, data-enabled phone

Airtel Rwanda, through its brand ambassador, Aurore Mutesi Kayibanda (Miss Rwanda), has launched an affordable, data enabled phone called 'Nyampinga'.

By Joachim Kimuli 3 Feb 2014 12:05

RFPA Awards recognises importance of youth reporters

Yesterday, 19 November 2013, the Radio for Peacebuilding Africa (RFPA) Awards, which recognises quality radio programmes that contribute to building peace and tolerance in the continent, will host its annual ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda.

19 Nov 2013 09:19

Smallholder farming to be transformed through ICT, mobile

Michael Hailu, director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), announced at ICT4Ag that smallholder farming is set to be transformed by a combination of investment and increasing access to ICTs, particularly mobile phones.

6 Nov 2013 08:08

Rwanda rolls out free wireless in bid for business boom

KIGALI, RWANDA: It's a scene any visitor would be surprised to see deep in central Africa: a tech-savvy consumer sitting in a restaurant and surfing a broadband connection with a smartphone, tablet and laptop.

22 Oct 2013 07:23

Rwanda quickly expanding free Wi-Fi

In what is described as the first step to provide free Wi-Fi to schools, public buildings, markets, bus stations and hotels, Rwanda's government has announced that it has started to cover the capital with wireless hotspots, reports Times Live.

21 Oct 2013 11:59

KT Corp to build Rwanda 4G network

A year after having its offer to buy 20% of Telkom spurned by the South African government, Korea's KT Corp has agreed to pour US$140m into building a national fourth-generation (4G) mobile network in Rwanda that will serve 95% of that country's population.

By Duncan McLeod 11 Jun 2013 19:50

Laptops and latte... not an option for Rwandan business people

'Coffee shop working' may be trendy in some Western cities, but laptops with latte are not to the taste of Rwanda business people, according to Regus, the global provider of flexible workspace.

3 Apr 2013 07:43

Grand victory for Rwanda media

11 March 2013 will go down as a very significant day for the media in Rwanda. The day signaled an end to years of constant lobbying and deliberations in the corridors of power with the publication last Monday of the Official Gazette containing several new media-related laws, most of them revisions of older ones.

By Kenneth Agutamba 18 Mar 2013 13:04

Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013 10:33

The launch of fingerprint banking

The Rwandan government has ambitious goals, as part of its Vision 2020 plan, to bring financial services to the majority of the population. MobiCash is supporting Rwanda in its mission and will help deliver programs and technologies that extend access to financial services for people throughout the country.

7 Jan 2013 11:15

The New Times to launch home deliveries

The New Times, Rwanda's leading daily, will with effect from January 2013, launch home deliveries to it's subscribers.

By Maria Kaitesi 13 Dec 2012 14:07

Africa's editors unite behind free speech campaign

More than 100 participants from 25 countries attending this week's African Editors Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, heard how the Declaration of Table Mountain campaign and a complimentary initiative led by African Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Pansy Tlakula, are encouraging heads of state to repeal criminal speech laws and lift restrictions on a free press.

29 Nov 2012 11:25

Chabane to attend African Editors Forum

Minister in The Presidency for Performance Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration, Collins Chabane, is to participate in a debate on the image of the African continent at the African Editors Forum Biannual General Meeting.

26 Nov 2012 11:32

CNBC Africa interviews Rwandan president on 'Africa Rising'

CNBC Africa's chief editor, Godfrey Mutizwa interviews Rwandan president, Paul Kagame during an hour long sit down in Kigali. The interview will be broadcast on Tuesday, 27 November at 9PM on 'Africa Rising', DStv Channel 410.

21 Nov 2012 09:14

Rwanda's Media - Cautious of Content

In my article, Rwanda's Media - Haunted By Its Past published on Monday, 12 November 2012, I elaborated the history of the Rwandan media and how it was a victim of its very long history of being sectarian, partisan and mismanaged.

20 Nov 2012 14:31

CNBC launches operations in Rwanda

International business news channel, CNBC Africa, opened a bureau in Kigali that will air daily updates of the stock market trading and investment news in the country, as it plans to spread its presence in Africa.

20 Nov 2012 09:41

Samsung signs deal with Rwanda Government

Global electronics company, Samsung Electronics Ltd has sealed a pioneering partnership agreement with the Government of Rwanda geared at facilitating the rollout of information technology solutions.

30 Oct 2012 12:47

African Economic Conference 2012 kicks off tomorrow

Leaders and scholars from Africa and around the globe will gather in Kigali, Rwanda, from tomorrow, 30 October to 2 November 2012, to debate the continent's prospects for sustainable and inclusive growth in the context of the international economic crisis.

29 Oct 2012 10:32

Global report names Rwanda most dynamic in ICT

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 2012 report has named Rwanda among the top six developing countries in the world that are the most dynamic performers in ICT development.

By Fred Buteera 15 Oct 2012 09:44

Rwanda to switch off counterfeit phones

A senior official from the Rwanda Utilities Regulator Agency (RURA) has confirmed to ItWeb Africa that it will switch counterfeit phones handsets off the networks.

By Fred Buteera 4 Oct 2012 11:21

Rwanda still to set digital migration deadline

Rwanda's minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana has said that the country's final switch from analogy to digital transmission is still to be decided.

By Fred Buteera 20 Sep 2012 10:07

RURA to launch study on mobile usage

Rwanda Utilities and Regularity Authority (RURA) will, by the end of this year, conduct a study on the use of mobile phones among the rural population to establish areas with rapid mobile phone and internet penetration.

By Fred Buteera 11 Sep 2012 12:40

South African Tourism to open office in Nairobi

South African Tourism (SAT) plans to open a regional office in Nairobi during the 2013-2014 financial year, South African Tourism director for Domestic, Africa and Middle East, Phumi Ndlomo has disclosed.

11 Sep 2012 11:24

Musoni urges media to uphold professionalism

The minister of Local Government, James Musoni, has appealed to the print media fraternity to apply professionalism and follow the laid down code of ethics.

By Jean D'Amour Mbonyinshuti 27 Aug 2012 12:57

EAC's publicist examines media involvement in integration process

Rwanda recently hosted the Fifth East Africa Media Summit that brought together over 200 media experts in the region to deliberate on the opportunities and challenges faced by journalists while covering the East African story. The New Times caught up with the senior public relations officer, Owora Othieno, for an insight on EAC's prospects, its relationship with journalists, among other issues.

By Ivan R. Mugisha 20 Aug 2012 12:04

Kagame opens EAC Media Summit

Rwandan president Paul Kagame last week opened the Fifth East African Community (EAC) Media Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, with a call to journalists from around the region to help enhance the community's integration process.

13 Aug 2012 09:49

Airtel offers fast mobile internet with 3.75G launch in Rwanda

Airtel has announced the introduction of the fastest mobile internet in Rwanda, with the launch of its 3.75G platform in the country.

5 Jul 2012 14:21

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