28.03.2018
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Media High Council of Rwanda received Media Council of Kenya’s Delegation team

Kigali, on Tuesday March 27, the Media High Council of Rwanda (MHC) had a fruitful meeting about media development in Rwanda with the Media Council of Kenya’s Delegation.

The learning visit of the delegation is in line with the reviews being undertaken by the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of ICT on the legal and regulatory frame work for the media sector in Kenya with a special focus on the relationship between the different regulatory agencies. Rwanda has been selected as a regional example where the different agencies have clearly defined roles.

The Executive Secretary of the Media High Council of Rwanda, Mr. Peacemaker MBUNGIRAMIHIGO warmly welcomed the delegation and made a brief presentation about the MHC’s mandate, media capacity building progress and media development in Rwanda.

“The Media High Council of Rwanda initiates and implements policies and strategies that enable Rwanda’s media sector to get adapted to the world current media trends, and enhance the media’s role in national development. We  advocate for media capacity building, we conduct regular research enabling to build media capacities and we conduct training sessions of  media managers, editors and media practitioners as part of building media capacity. ” He said.

“ The focus of the trainings are on Business Planning and Management of Media Enterprises; photojournalism; Video news making; investigative journalism ,  children issues; business and economic reporting; Agriculture Journalism; Refugee and humanitarian reporting; media enterprise profitability; Female Journalist training on project design and management ; health reporting and Judicial reporting to mention a few. The Rwanda MHC’s Executive Secretary added.

In his remarks, Media Council of Kenya’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. David Omwoyo commended the variable role played by the Media High Council of Rwanda in promoting and enhancing media professionalism and media development in Rwanda.

He emphasized that as the media Council of Kenya also has the same role of training media practitioners in Kenya, the lesson leant will enable them to continue conducting trainings responds to industry needs.

The Media Council of Kenya’s team greatly expressed their gratitude to Rwanda’s progress, cleanliness, and hospitality.

The MCK’s Chief Executive Officer   Mr. David Omwoyo concluded his speech by inviting MHC’s staff in Kenya to continue learning from each other and further strengthen relationships.

 

Germain HAGUMAKUBAHO & Denyse KANZAYIRE