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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report by James Munyaneza "Media war edges out press boss" published in English by Rwandan newspaper The New Times website on 27 May; subheadings inserted editorially
The long-running controversy between the High Council of the Press (HCP) and the Information Ministry (MININFOR) has climaxed with the resignation of the council president, Privat Rutazibwa.
In a one-page letter dated 25 May 2005 sent to Prime Minister Bernard Makuza and copied to President Paul Kagame, Information Minister Prof Laurent Nkusi, HCP members, Rwandan Journalist Association and the Rwanda Press House, Rutazibwa said he was unable to continue acting not only as the president but also as a member of the council.
In apparent reference to Minister Nkusi, Rutazibwa attributed his resignation to uncooperativeness from institutions that are legally supposed to assist the council perform its duties. "I have taken this decision [of resignation] after realizing that I am no longer able to fulfil my responsibilities due to lack of good working …