Rwandan science journalist Bienvenue Redemptus has received earlier this month an award for his uncompromising work ethic as the Best TV Journalist of the year 2016. The Rwanda Government Board (RGB) presented the award to Redemptus who is currently employed as news reporter at Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) as part of programmes marking the 2016 Africa Day of Information.
Prior to that position, Redemptus was employed by Salus Radio where by most of his news coverage has been focusing on Politics, Science, and Technology with a special interest in Health and Climate Change. He moved to Kigali two years later to become News Anchor/Reporter at Rwanda Radio and National Television.
As a leading light in the news presentation on Radio and Television, Redemptus has also been acting as radio talk show host, producing some famous programs, including: Karatunyuze, Salus Relax, Tubamenye, Country Live, and Saturday Morning Report (SMR) in English on Radio Salus.
As a print journalist, he has been acting as Chief Editor of an online magazine known as www.ribino.com, and he had produced stories for other famous online publications including www.igihe.com; www.umuseke.com; www.umuganga.com.
One of these Bienvenue Redemptus’s Radio shows was aired on Salus Radio. He mostly played music, but slowly introduced his listeners to interviews with both famous characters. The program eventually became most popular especially for attracting a huge audience of listeners, which ran for 11 years.
As a science journalist, Redemptus who is also fluent in three main languages of Eastern African region, including English, French, Kiswahili, has acquired a huge skills and trainings in different reporting specialization such as Health, Politics and Social Science.
Redemptus's Radio and television audience extends across the whole country and his fans admire his way of presenting information as a news anchor, which allow him to be considered among public character in the country.
He is among recipients of the latest professional Training Certificates on Covering Infectious Diseases, organized by World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) in Nairobi, Kenya.