REGULATION & POLICY

Rwanda: Media High Council releases List of licensed media organs

The Media High Council (MHC), last week, released a new list of the media organisations licensed to operate. The list includes 27 broadcast and 32 print media houses. "This new list represents almost 100 percent of all media organs that were active before the promulgation of the 2009 media law," said Patrice Mulama the Executive Secretary of MHC. He added that those on the list have fulfilled the requirements of the Law.

"I am glad that we now know the correct number of media outlets operating in Rwanda, their owners, managers and editors. We can now plan for their development and professionalization with accuracy and certainty" Mulama said.

He called upon all public and private institutions, civil society and the general public, to cooperate with and support the media by providing them with the information they need to be able to play their rightful role as fourth estate in the country.

Mulama stated that the council remains committed to enhancing professionalism, pluralism and diversity of a free, responsible and economically vibrant media sector.

Source: The New Times

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