Foreign Media Accreditation & Clearances  Foreign media planning to cover #Kwibuka25 and related activities or side stories will need an Accreditation Letter issued by the Media High Council. The request is processed online via Irembo website.

This e-service allows foreign media to apply and pay for accreditation in order to exercise their profession of journalism in Rwanda.

Support documents required

Official letter requesting for accreditation with official letterhead of media organization, signed by authorized personnel with their contact information

Colored passport photo

Passport copy

Copy of the press card issued by a competent authority

Provide a list of equipment (camera, recorder, drone, etc.).

NOTE: To access some venues or cover some event might require additional clearances which may include:

On 4-5 April, there will be #Kwibuka25 International Conference at Intare Conference Arena (Over 400 Genocide Scholars, researchers, academia, policy makers and survivors)

Activities on 7th April 2019: The Main Day for #Kwibuka25 Events Include Laying of wreaths at Kigali Genocide Memorial, Main event at Amahoro Stadium, Walk to Remember from Parliament to Amahoro Stadium and the Night Vigil)

These will require accesses badges to be delivered at Parliament from 31 March to 4 April during working hours

To have the badge you must be accredited by the Media High Council

To make sure you are on the list kindly send your details that includes: names, media house, emails and Phone numbers, passport number to

Summary of Key activities of April 7th

– Laying of wreaths at the Kigali Genocide Memorial (Only selected few media houses will have access and it will be a very short event. The communication team will share the footage with all media

– National Remembrance Ceremony at Kigali Convention Centre (Key remarks, Testimonies, Performances that include songs by local and International artists for a special Kwibuka25

– Walk to Remember from Parliament to Amahoro Stadium (Local and Foreign Officials and Guests, Survivors and Youth)

Afternoon: Night Vigil; Lighting Candles, Identification of witnesses /survivors, Abarinzi b’Igihango, choosing names of victims that will be read and composition of 25 messages of hope