The project promotes freedom of expression and supports the media reform process in Rwanda. Particular assistance is provided to the newly established Rwanda Media Commission (RMC).
RMC is an independent representative body for media professionals, which oversees the self-regulation of the media. The project assists RMC in organisational development, fundraising and dialogue with other self-regulating institutions. Also, DW Akademie supports RMC and the Association of Rwandan journalists (ARJ) in promoting the new code of ethics and instructing local journalism trainers. In addition, the project assists civil society organisations and youth groups in publicising the new media laws and exercising their right to freedom of expression. This is achieved by the means of citizen journalism, theatre workshops and film production.