Regulation & Policy In Brief:
- Bruno Koko Chirambiza, a news presenter for a local, privately-owned radio station in Bukavu, the capital of the eastern province of Sud-Kivu has been murdered. He was the third radio journalist to be murdered in Bukavu in the past two years, following Didace Namujimbo on 21 November 2008 and Serge Maheshe on 13 June 2007. Both Namujimbo and Maheshe worked for UN-run Radio Okapi. Chirambiza, 24, presented a Swahili-language programme on Radio Star, a station that only reaches the Bukavu area. Communication and media minister Lambert Mende said he was “appalled” by Chirambiza’s murder.
- President Paul Kagame, has finally given his assent to the Media Law, after years of deliberations and consultations, within Parliament and the broader media fraternity.