The Board is composed of seven members known as commissioners. Four of these are competitively elected from among respected journalists and editors while the remaining three are sourced from among Rwanda’s eminent citizens but also elected by the General Assembly of journalists and media practitioners.
Mr Edmund KAGIRE is a journalist working for the Nation Media Group. In 2016, he was elected as secretary of the executive committee of the board of commissioners of Rwanda Media Commission.
Marie Immaculee Ingabire is a board member of Rwanda Media Commission. She holds a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies and Human Rights (University of Pretoria – South Africa), a Bachelors Degree in Journalism and Communication (Université de Lille – France), and a Diploma in Law and Human Rights (Institut de Droits de l’Homme de Strasbourg – France). She has had additional training in gender analysis, legal aid, and as a trainer in GBV and human rights, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, and in Peace Building and Conflict Management.
Her professional career includes working in public affairs at Secretariat des Evevues du Burundi, as a journalist with Ndongozi Magazine, as Chief Editor of Imvaho Nshya, and as Communication Officer with IBUKA Association. She has also previously worked as Communication Officer in Pro-Femmes. As a consultant, she has worked on issues of Gender based violence with the Ministry of Defence and Rwanda National Police. More recently, she has worked as the Co-ordinator of the Coalition on Fighting Gender based Violence, and currently works with Legal Aid on the same issues of GBV and Human Rights. Ms Ingabire has been involved in founding various associations such as the Association des Journalistes, the Association des Femmes des Media and Transparency International Rwanda, as well as in leadership capacity of other associations such as the Rwanda Women’s Network. She has also published on issues of communication and gender based violence.
Her publications include: Effets de la communication orale en milieu rural; Causes et conséquences des viols et violences sexuelles à l’égard des petites filles and Quand une femme devient un champ de bataille. She has also won awards as Best journalist in Gender and Development; 2004 (given by UNESCO and The Rwandan Press House), and Advocator for Women’s Rights: 2007 (Given by Pro- Femmes and its members)
Cleophas Barore is a Board member and Chairperson of Rwanda Media Commission. He holds a diploma in Journalism from the Great Lakes Media Centre-KIGALI. He has previously worked as a Teacher at MABARE primary school and as a journalist at ORINFOR in different capacities such as Radio Rwanda producer, news presenter, and Sub editor. He has acted as Chief Editor of Rwanda Television, and is currently the planning editor of RTV since November 2013.
He has attended special trainings and earned certificates in Collecte et traitement de l’information, Human rights reporting and monitoring, and Management and TV presentation.
Rev. Jean-Pierre UWIMANA worked with various universities and training centres in Cameroon, Rwanda and Burundi. He is senior trainer in journalism and communication. After university studies in Kinshasa and in Yaounde, Cameroon, where he got his Bachelors and Masters Degrees, one in Social Sciences and the other in Information Science and Communication, He is preparing his PhD in Information Sciences and Communication at University of Yaounde. He collaborated with several media outlets such as newspaper Most of Kinshasa Reference, Radio Notre Dame in Bangui and several newspapers in Yaounde (The Newspaper action grandstand Reporter Newspaper and Generation Newspaper).
Me Donatien Mucyo is a Board member of Rwanda Media Commission. He holds an LLB in law from Lubumbashi University (DRC); He is currently an Advocate at Rwanda Bar Association, a member of the East African Law Society, and a former Council Member of Kigali Bar Association. He also acts as an arbitrator in commercial matters.