Monday, 14 May 2012

Rwanda : MHC reveals its plans to boost media sector

The executive secretary of media high council in Rwanda plans to have mega projects to develop media sector due to MHC new responsibilities to train media practitioners to boost the industry.
According to the executive secretary, Emmanuel Mugisha, media industry in Rwanda still lack professionalism among the media practitioners, that’s why the MHC is planning to introduce capacity for capacity builders in media institutions.
“Media high council being into the function of developing, it has a lot to do because our sector is still young and growing, and the desire of media policy is to see it rapidly transformed to serve its core purpose in responsible way”
He added, among the capacity building plan we are developing as media high council will focus on the major challenges that we have like professionalism and capacity for capacity builders.
All the above challenges will be addressed through evaluating the media institutions if they have real sufficient mechanisms to produce professional journalists.
Media High Council through the current law, it has been practicing three core responsibilities which included media regulation, advocating for media practitioners and drawing regulations to manage the content in the media.
Also the media high council boss urged that the reason why media investors run for online media, it’s because that online media covers wide coverage than print media setting examples of media houses like KigaliToday and Igihe .com


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