The news media played a crucial role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide: local media fuelled the killings, while the international media either ignored or seriously misconstrued what was happening. This is the first book to explore both sides of that media equation. The book examines how local radio and print media were used as a tool of hate by encouraging neighbours to turn against each other. It also presents a critique of international media coverage of the cataclysmic events in Rwanda. Bringing together local reporters and commentators from Rwanda, high-profile Western journalists and leading media theorists, this is the only book to identify and probe the extent of the media's accountability. It also examines deliberations by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on the role of the media in the genocide. This book is a startling record of the dangerous negative influence that the media can have, when used as a political tool or when news organisations and journalists fail to live up to their responsibilities. The authors put forward suggestions for the future by outlining how we can avoid censorship and propaganda, and by arguing for a new responsibility in media reporting.
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Collected volumes often do not cohere well. Thompson's collection is an exception, and it additionally demonstrates the value of edited books. the reader is treated to a range of approaches and opinions that would be hard to find in a single-authored monograph. (Scott Straus, Modern African Studies, vol 46/1-2008)L'autore:
Allan Thompson is Professor of Journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and a columnist with the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper. After working as a reporter with the Toronto Star for 17 years, Thompson took up a teaching post at Carleton in 2003 and now heads a media capacity-building project in Rwanda called the Rwanda Initiative.
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