The Minister in charge of Cabinet Affairs, Protais Musoni, who is also the Acting Minister of Information, has called upon media practitioners in the country to be active and be part of the government development.
Musoni made the call yesterday while meeting media practitioners who included heads of various media organizations in the country.
The meeting, was aimed at organizing activities to celebrate the ‘World Press Freedom Day’ that falls on May 3.
“There should be a well shaped media committed to their profession, to realize their role in development and for the good of the society. It should be a powerful tool in building the nation,” Musoni said
As part of the mobilization strategy for the World Press Freedom Day, a seven-man organizing committee was put in place.
Celebrations to mark the event are scheduled to kick-off today with a procession by all media practitioners in the country from Eto Kicukiro to Nyanza Memorial Site in Kicukiro district,in recognition of the 49 journalists who were killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi
A live debate on local radio stations and the national television is also scheduled to be aired from the site under the theme.
This year’s World Press Freedom Day celebrations at the national level will be held at the Catholic Institute of Kabyayi in Muhanga district under the theme
This year’s theme is “Freedom of Information: The Right to Know” which will also be blessed by a documentary film on the theme and a friendly football match will pit working journalists journalism students.