The New Times (Rwanda): Ibuka in drive to build digital genocide archive

The New Times (Rwanda): Ibuka in drive to build digital genocide archive. “The umbrella body of the survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Ibuka has embarked on a project to electronically store the archives related to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Components of the project will mainly include the content of different electronic documents, books and other devices that provide more details on how genocide was prepared and executed.”

The New Times (Rwanda): How social media is influencing the rise of brand ambassadors

The New Times (Rwanda): How social media is influencing the rise of brand ambassadors. “Last week, Miss Rwanda 2020 Naomie Nishimwe, signed a contract that will see her become the brand ambassador for Itel Mobile Rwanda in the next twelve months. She joins a number of local celebrities helping different companies grow their sales by tapping into the presence on social media of different celebrities including musicians Bruce Melodie and The Ben, socialite Shadia Mbabazi a.k.a Shaddyboo, footballer Yves Kimenyi, media personality Luckman Nzeyimana and Miss Rwanda 2018 finalist Claudine Uwase Muyango, among many others.”

COVID-19: How Rwandans are using social media to raise awareness, enforce lockdown (The New Times)

The New Times: COVID-19: How Rwandans are using social media to raise awareness, enforce lockdown. “In some countries, according to reports, social media posts are being used to track whether people are adhering to strict coronavirus lockdown rules. In Rwanda where the government on Wednesday, April 1, ordered a 15-day extension of its ongoing lockdown, one of the key tools used to enhance the lockdown especially by ‘raising public awareness’ is social media.”

Rwanda: Digitilisation of Gacaca Archives to Be Completed By June 2018 (AllAfrica)

All Africa: Rwanda: Digitilisation of Gacaca Archives to Be Completed By June 2018. “Work is being fast-tracked to ensure that the ongoing scanning and digitalisation of 63 million copies of Gacaca courts’s archives are completed in June next year. Dr Jean Damascène Bizimana, the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) said this Tuesday as officials from CNLG and Aegis Trust, the British NGO which campaigns to prevent genocide worldwide, gave journalists a guided tour of the stores where they are kept at the Rwanda National Police headquarters in Kacyiru.”

The University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive Posts Large Content Update

The University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive has added a great deal of new content. “The Visual History Archive added 1,302 new testimonies, 1,361 new interviewees, six new experience groups, one new historic event and 10 new collections in a single update over the weekend. The update includes the first 10 Guatemalan Genocide testimonies, 1,179 Holocaust testimonies from the new Canadian Collections, the final 87 Armenian Genocide testimonies and 21 testimonies for the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis in Rwanda Collection. The Visual History Archive now has 53,973 testimonies.”