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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Senators in their plenary session last Thursday [10 May 2012] reviewed media bills including the draft law regulating media, draft law on access to information and another one regarding the responsibilities, functioning and organisation of the Media High Council (MHC).
By Eric Didier Karinganire 15 May 2012 14:11
Bharti Airtel today announced the launch of its operation in Rwanda, expanding its footprint on the continent to 17 countries.
30 Mar 2012 14:01
The Rwandan government last week unveiled its Media Development Barometer that will help measure and improve standards of local media.
By Kenneth Agutamba 28 Mar 2012 13:08
As East African internet outages continue, the Rwandan government told telecommunications operators and ISPs on Monday [5 March 2012] to "provide seamless redundancy and diversity of internet bandwidth to guarantee service".
6 Mar 2012 13:58
The Access to Information Bill will promote transparency in national programs when passed into law, Alfred Kayiranga Rwasa, the chairperson of the political affairs and gender committee of the lower chamber of parliament has said.
By Rodrigue Rwirahira 10 Feb 2012 10:18
Media practitioners have been urged to always be mindful of information they disseminate as it can be destructive.
22 Nov 2011 21:05
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of three journalists in the space of a week in Kigali. Two were released yesterday morning [16 November 2011] but the third one is still detained.
17 Nov 2011 13:55
Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications company with operations across Asia and Africa, has been awarded a license by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency to operate 2G and 3G GSM mobile services in Rwanda.
9 Sep 2011 10:59
ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.
16 Sep 2010 10:35
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