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The Resource The media and the Rwanda genocide, edited by Allan Thompson ; with a statement by Kofi Annan

The media and the Rwanda genocide, edited by Allan Thompson ; with a statement by Kofi Annan

The media and the Rwanda genocide
The media and the Rwanda genocide
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edited by Allan Thompson ; with a statement by Kofi Annan
"It was the French philosopher, Voltaire, who wrote: 'We owe respect to the living; to the dead we owe only truth.' In the case of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, the news media accomplished neither of Voltaire's admonitions. Confronted by Rwanda's horrors, Western news media for the most part turned away, then muddled the story when they did pay attention. And hate media organs in Rwanda--through their journalists, broadcasters and media executives--played an instrumental role in laying the groundwork for genocide, then actively participated in the extermination campaign. On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the Rwanda genocide, the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in Ottawa hosted a one-day symposium on 13 March 2004, entitled 'The Media and the Rwanda Genocide.' The symposium examined in tandem the role of both the international media and Rwanda's domestic news organizations in the cataclysmic events of 1994. The Carleton symposium brought together for the first time an international collection of experts as well as some of the actors from the Rwandan drama; it also inspired this collection of papers. Many of the contributions found here are based on papers delivered at the Carleton event, but others were commissioned or have been reprinted here because of their valuable contribution to the debate. The symposium was made possible by generous contributions from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Government of Canada, through the Global Issues Bureau of the Foreign Affairs department and the Canadian International Development Agency. The IDRC has also played a key role in the publication of this collection; it continues to support Carleton's efforts to build a Media and Genocide Archive and to establish a partnership with the School of Journalism and Communication at the National University of Rwanda in Butare through a project called The Rwanda Initiative."--Excerpted from preface
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The media and the Rwanda genocide, edited by Allan Thompson ; with a statement by Kofi Annan
The media and the Rwanda genocide, edited by Allan Thompson ; with a statement by Kofi Annan
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-454) and index
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The media dichotomy / Roméo Dallaire -- Rwanda : walking the road to genocide / Gerald Caplan -- Call to genocide : radio in Rwanda, 1994 / Alison Des Forges -- RTLM propaganda : the democratic alibi / Jean-Pierre Chrétien -- Kangura : the triumph of propaganda refined / Marcel Kabanda -- Rwandan private print media on the eve of the genocide / Jean-Marie Vianney Higiro -- Echoes of violence : considerations on radio and genocide in Rwanda / Darryl Li -- RTLM : the medium that became a tool for mass murder / Mary Kimani -- The effect of RTLM's rhetoric of ethnic hatred in rural Rwanda / Charles Mironko -- Journalism in a time of hate media / Thomas Kamilindi -- Reporting the genocide / Mark Doyle -- Who failed in Rwanda, journalists or the media? / Anne Chaon -- Reporting Rwanda : the media and the aid agencies / Lindsey Hilsum -- Limited vision : how both the American media and government failed Rwanda / Steven Livingston -- Missing the story : the media and the Rwanda genocide / Linda Melvern -- What did they say? : African media coverage of the first 100 days of the Rwanda crisis / Emmanuel C. Alozie -- Exhibit 467 : genocide through a camera lens / Nick Hughes -- Media failure over Rwanda's genocide / Tom Giles -- A genocide without images : white film noirs / Edgar Roskis -- Notes on circumstances that facilitate genocide : the attention given to Rwanda by the media and others outside Rwanda before 1990 / Mike Dottridge -- The media's failure : a reflection on the Rwanda genocide / Richard Dowden -- How the media missed the Rwanda genocide / Alan J. Kuperman -- An analysis of news magazine coverage of the Rwanda crisis in the United States / Melissa Wall -- The verdict : summary judgement from the media trial -- The pre-genocide case against Radio-Télévision Libre des Milles Collines / Simone Monasebian -- The challenges in prosecuting print media for incitement to genocide / Charity Kagwi-Ndungu -- "Hate media" : crimes against humanity and genocide : opportunities missed by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda / Jean-Marie Biju-Duval -- A lost opportunity for justice : why did the ICTR not prosecute gender propaganda? / Binaifer Nowrojee -- Intervening to prevent genocidal violence : the role of the media / Frank Chalk -- Information in crisis areas as a tool for peace : the Hirondelle experience / Philippe Dahinden -- The use and abuse of media in vulnerable societies / Mark Frohardt and Jonathan Temin -- Censorship and propaganda in post-genocide Rwanda / Lars Waldorf -- PG : parental guidance or portrayal of genocide : the comparative depiction of mass murder in contemporary cinema / Michael Dorland -- The responsibility to report : a new journalistic paradigm / Allan Thompson
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Pluto Press edition.
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