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Episode 178: Short course - Building and maintaining a sustainable business.

Date: 23 Jun 2016
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Al Jazeera condemns death sentence for journalists

Al Jazeera has strongly condemned the sentencing to death of two journalists in Egypt...

21 Jun 2016

#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa
#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa

There are many reasons to invest in Africa and even more reasons to believe in Africa, international delegates were told at the Consumer Goods Forum global summit in Cape Town...

By Louise Marsland 17 Jun 2016

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Telling Africa's story

Media agreements on telling the story of Africa on the continent and internationally...

16 Jun 2016

Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards
Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards

Kenya's Business Daily journalist, Allan Odhiambo, wins at Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism...

10 Jun 2016

Independent TV audience measurement for Africa
Independent TV audience measurement for Africa

Kantar Media and partners will begin a pilot television audience measurement trial in Nigeria in a few months...

By Louise Marsland 9 Jun 2016

First Pan-African OOH measurement product
First Pan-African OOH measurement product

GeoPoll, Kantar Media, and Cuende announce first Pan-African Out of Home measurement product...

2 Jun 2016

Rwanda gets CNBC Africa studio at new East African headquarters
Rwanda gets CNBC Africa studio at new East African headquarters

On 4 February 2016, CNBC Africa officially opened its East African headquarters and studio in Kigali, Rwanda, just ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa taking place from 11-13 May 2016 in Kigali...

5 Feb 2016

Outstanding TV, radio journalists awarded
Outstanding TV, radio journalists awarded

According to Emmanuel Mugisha, the head of the organising team of RBEA, the awards are recognition of outstanding journalists in electronic media.

By Julius Bizimungu 14 Jul 2015

Association of Rwandan Female Journalists elect new leadership
Association of Rwandan Female Journalists elect new leadership

The Association of Rwandan Female Journalists (ARFEM), over the weekend, elected new leaders to run the association for the next three years...

By Emmanuel Ntirenganya 24 Dec 2014

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014

Campaign launched to fight hate speech in African media
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

RFPA Awards recognises importance of youth reporters
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

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

Search for bravest women journalists
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

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

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

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

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

CNBC launches operations in Rwanda
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

Samsung signs deal with Rwanda Government
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

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

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

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

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

Airtel offers fast mobile internet with 3.75G launch in Rwanda
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

Media bills in final stages of approval

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

Airtel launches mobile services in Rwanda
Airtel launches mobile services in Rwanda

Bharti Airtel today announced the launch of its operation in Rwanda, expanding its footprint on the continent to 17 countries.

30 Mar 2012

New index to improve media standards

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

Rwanda makes internet sharing mandatory

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

Access to Information Law good for accountability

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

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