Rwanda Policies Affecting Disinformation
Actions and Initiatives
The Government has imprisoned journalists on false news charges.
In 2019 Rwandan authorities were considering restrictions on the use of social media.
Rwanda doesn't have specific legislation on disinformation however there are laws that have restrictions on disinformation in general speech. Law Nº 68/2018 of 30/08/2018 criminalizes false information spread with the intention of creating public dissatisfaction with Rwanda's government or that discredit the national currency of Rwanda. Law N° 60/2018 of 22/8/2018 "prohibits individuals from knowingly publishing rumours via a computer that may incite fear, insurrection or violence amongst the population, or may make a person lose their credibility." The scope of "rumours is unclear.