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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 09:43

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 09:05

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 07:38

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 09:19

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
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 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

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
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
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

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

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 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

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 14:11

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 14:01

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 13:08

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 13:58

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 10:18

Media cautioned against inciting violence

Media practitioners have been urged to always be mindful of information they disseminate as it can be destructive.

22 Nov 2011 21:05

Three journalists arrested in the space of a week

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 to operate 2G, 3G in Rwanda
Bharti Airtel to operate 2G, 3G in Rwanda

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

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative
CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

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