What the Law says about press & media accreditation in Rwanda

In line with the Law n° 04/2013 of 08/02/2013 relating to access to information in general and the Law N°02/2013 of 08/02/2013 regulating media in particular, all members of the Regional, Continental and International media fraternity are welcome to cover, gather and disseminate news from Rwanda. To be allowed to exercise the profession of journalism in Rwanda (like in any other country), media practitioners should be endowed with a press card.

According to Article 2 & 3 of the aforementioned Law on media, “a Rwandan journalist, whether exercising the profession of journalism in a registered media company or a freelance, or a representative of a foreign media organ in Rwanda, shall be given accreditation by the Media Self Regulatory Body while a Foreign or Rwandan journalist working for a foreign media organ shall be given accreditation by a competent public organ”.

In the meantime the Media High Council will continue to accredit Foreign or Rwandan journalist working for a foreign media organ until the Ministerial decree is out to specify a competent public organ that shall take that responsibility as provided for in article 3 of the media Law n 0. 02/2013 of 08/02/2013.

The country in general and the Media High Council in particular are ready to assist in all ways possible to ensure that foreign press in Rwanda are facilitated to carry on their work without any obstacles.

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