A conversation about media self-regulation in Rwanda

Recent articles in Rwanda

During a lockdown due to COVID-19, a police officer guides people waiting at a bus station in Kigali, Rwanda, 19 January 2021, Xinhua/Cyril Ndegeya via Getty Images

Rwandan journalist Dieudonné Niyonsenga released after 11 months

Rwandan journalist Dieudonné Niyonsenga and media worker Fidèle Komezusenge, initially arrested for allegedly flouting COVID-19 regulations, have been acquitted after 11 months behind bars.

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame speaks during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the UN Headquarters in New York City, 24 September 2019, JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images

Rwanda’s rights record under spotlight during UPR process

There was a clarion call by countries across regions for Rwanda to end torture and ill-treatment, and investigate cases of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention, and deaths in custody, during Rwanda’s recent Universal Periodic Review process.

A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Rwanda's capital Kigali, 18 December 2015, REUTERS/James Akena

Rwanda requires candidates to have online messages approved

A new regulation by Rwanda’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) requires all candidates in August’s presidential elections to seek approval for campaign messages they plan to post online.