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RMC Project nominated for WSIS Project Prizes 2015

Rwanda Media Commission project entitled “Tackling Ethical Dimension of Online Media Content through Self-Regulation” has been nominated for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prizes 2015; in the WSIS Action Line “Ethical dimension of the Information Society.

Within this project, RMC has developed strategies dealing with professional and ethical issues related to online media. The main activities which have been identified are: (a) regular monitoring to identify ethical and professional gaps, (b) conversations with editors where ethical gaps have been identified, (c) regular group meetings with web owners and editors, (d) handling complaints from the public related to online media, and (e) disseminating principles of Code of Ethics to online publishers.

The WSIS Project Prizes 2015 contest provides a platform to identify and showcase the success stories and models that could be easily replicated, to empower the community at the local level, to give a chance to everyone to participate in the contest and mainly to recognize the efforts of stakeholders for their added value to society and commitment towards achieving WSIS goals.

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is an annual summit, following a pair of United Nations-sponsored conferences about information, communication and the information society that took place in 2003 in Geneva and in 2005 in Tunis.

The contest of WSIS Project Prizes 2015 is organized in five phases from 15 December 2014 till 1 May 2015. The prizes award ceremony will be held during the WSIS Forum 2015 (25 – 29 May 2015) in Geneva, Switzerland.

After the initial scrutiny of all submissions by expert panels through which the nomination list was drawn, the final winners in each of the 18 categories will be determine through a public online voting process, through which the most voted project in their respective categories will be considered the winner.

RMC call upon all stakeholders interested in the grown of media professionalism in Rwanda to vote to its project. To vote RMC “Tackling Ethical Dimension of Online Media Content through Self-Regulation” Project, Click here

We greatly appreciate your support through voting for this project.


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