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Date: 11 Feb 2016
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Rwanda gets CNBC Africa studio at new East African headquarters
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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...

Outstanding TV, radio journalists awarded
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Association of Rwandan Female Journalists elect new leadership
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The Association of Rwandan Female Journalists (ARFEM), over the weekend, elected new leaders to run the association for the next three years...

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Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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".

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

Media cautioned against inciting violence

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

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.

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

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

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