Rwandans protest against the recent BBC documentary in Kigali on October 24, 2014. PHOTO | CYRIL NDEGEYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Decision to suspend BBC, which has since drawn the ire of media freedom watchdogs, has divided opinion, with some officials attempting to justify a decision that could impact on Rwanda’s already not impressive media credentials.
While RMC chairman condemns the documentary named “Rwanda: The Untold Story” that aired on BBC 2 for trivialising the genocide and flouting journalistic principles, he had reasons that suspending BBC broadcasts would come with negative consequences.
The law states that any media complaint relating to violation of broadcast rights or laws, filed with Rura, whether by the general public or individuals, is forwarded to RMC for action.