PAX PRESS is a Non-Governmental Organization with Legal personality number 029/2014, with its head offices located in Nyarugenge district, Kigali City, Tel: 0788735873, represented by Mr. MURENZI K. Janvier, chairman of the board of directors and Legal representative. The chief functionary of the Organization is the National Coordinator, Mr. TWIZEYIMANA Albert Baudouin.
PAX PRESS is a network of 86 journalists working with 31 media including 12 radio stations, 10 Newspapers, 3TV, and 6 Websites. Their main aim is promoting peace, human rights, and democracy in Rwanda. In operation since 2006, PAX PRESS focuses on community based reporting by training journalists, dispatching them to the field and facilitating them to collect, process and publish information through media partners.

PAX PRESS is keen to promote democracy and good governance through coverage, deep analysis and reporting on the implementation of policies and citizens’ participation at all levels of governance. Previous experience demonstrated that PAX PRESS contributed to bring about lasting changes in the lives of people living in poverty and injustice. In so doing, PAX PRESS integrates innovative thinking and practices to ensure that citizens effectively participate in policy planning and implementation.

One of such innovative thinking includes the creation of “Journalistes Acteurs de la Participation Citoyenne” (JAPAC). Journalists are facilitated by PAX PRESS to organize community media (press and electronic) debates on the most pressing/topical issues of concern.
PAX PRESS has distinguished itself in the areas of capacity building, coaching and management of local journalists.

In 2010, PAX PRESS trained 30 journalists – from 12 radio stations, 8 newspapers and online media – on the media coverage of electoral process in Rwanda. PAX PRESS launched a sensitization campaign on election in which approximately 4 million voters were informed on electoral process.
PAX PRESS members are skilled and highly experienced local journalists and trainers.
Since 2010, PAX PRESS and Syfia International trained and provided continuous support to a big number of Rwandan Journalists.


Disseminate Information aiming at promoting Peace, Good Governance and the Rule of Law


PAX PRESS’s vision is “to groom professional, independent, credible and passionate media houses and journalists that promote citizens’ participation, public accountability and transparency, and dialogue between citizens and local authorities”.



Train Journalists on Thematic Reporting


Organize radio talk shows


Organize Media community debates (Interactions between citizens and their local authorities)

Public Awareness

Raise public awareness and promote Advocacy on citizens and their leaders’ concerns;


Electoral coverage and democratization

Citizens’ participation

Authorities and citizens’ dialogue through the community debates

Media Professional Training and Coaching

Problem/context analysis

Ethics and deontology of Rwandan journalists, especially those of radio stations, print and electronic news publications.

Publishing and broadcasting balanced information.


The full-time staff (9) well experienced
Part-Time (partner journalists) with goodwill to implement any media project
Office and professional equipment (computers, cameras, recorders, …) are well managed and ready to be used.
PAX PRESS is legally recognized with Legal personality number 029/2014
A big number of members are trained and have a high level of knowledge and skills on government policies, programs and practices in relation to democracy and good governance
A big number of journalists are determined in policy research, advocacy and influence at the national level through the media
Members (journalists) have built a synergy in the media
A big number of journalists in different media organizations, (Radio, TV, Newspapers, Online)
The capacity of raising funds, proposal writing and negotiating with donors
The capacity of building partnerships with various actors
Demonstrable experience of Training by a team of skilled and highly experienced local journalists and trainers.
Good financial and human resource management
In finance: Skills in utilizing accounting software, good management of funds, financial reporting, audit.