The Rwanda Media Hub, the first incubator for digital media and media production enterprises in East Africa, will today be launched by the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR).

The media incubator with $450,000 (about Rwf301m) in seed funding will support local media entrepreneurs with access to seed grants, office space and mentoring to help foster a vibrant media in the country.

The IWPR and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, provide seed funding of between $10,000 (Rwf6.6m) to $20,000 (Rwf13m) to 25 promising Rwandan enterprises, according to a statement.

"The grant will support a wide range of projects, from classic content production for audio-visual and print media, to cutting edge digital media companies, and businesses working with Rwandan culture and media in general," the statement reads in part.

"Applicants can be individuals, businesses, legal partnerships or consortia of organisations that already have an idea that can be developed," the statement adds.


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