The Minister of Justice, Johnston Busingye has requested Africans to make the first step in reporting own stories to put the record clear from false reports made by others.
Busingye noted this today as he launched the 8th National Media Dialogue which has been held at the same date of the celebrating the African Information Day at Kigali Convention Center.
The minister lauded participants of the 8th National Media Dialogue for commitment in supporting journalism and requested Rwandans and Africans in general to be the first to report own stories lest other people report false information.
“The beauty of this continent is not reported and instead bad pictures are relayed or the truth is ignored. If we disseminate our own information, we will be in position to neutralize falsehoods written about Africa. It is our responsibility to tell unadulterated history of our humanity,” he said.
The CEO of RGB, Prof.Shyaka Anastase has reminded participants that National Media Dialogue is the best opportunity to discuss the development of media in Rwanda and internationally.
The National Media Dialogue is expected to come up with the real image of the media Africa needs based on current status of journalism and the way it is practiced today.