UNDP : Rwanda marks Press Freedom Day, reforms lauded

By Susan Babijja On Friday March 2, Rwanda marked the Press Freedom day, an annual international celebration that falls on 3rd March. The day was marked under the local theme “Free and professional Media, a Driver for Good Governance and Development.

By Susan Babijja

On Friday March 2, Rwanda marked the Press Freedom day, an annual international celebration that falls on 3rd March. The day was marked under the local theme “Free and professional Media, a Driver for Good Governance and Development.

The celebrations that took place at Lemigo Hotel in Kigali attracting media practitioners from various media houses, both print and broadcast, were jointly organised by the Rwanda Journalists Association, Rwanda Media Commission, Rwanda Governance Board, Media High Council and One UN Rwanda.

Local Government Minister tips Rwanda Media Commission

In his speech during the celebrations as he launched the Rwanda Media Barometer, the Minister of Local Government, James Musoni took some time to highlight on what is expected from Rwanda Media Commission (RMC)—the media sector self regulatory body in the country.

“Rwanda Media Commission is expected to protect both the public and media practitioners to ensure that none of the two party’s rights are violated; and by doing this, we are sure that the media sector will easily develop,” Musoni observed.

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