The Media and the Rwanda Genocide

The Media and the Rwanda Genocide

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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. In writing this 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; outlining how we can avoid censorship and propaganda, and arguing for a new responsibility in media reporting.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 33.53mm | 821g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745326269
  • 9780745326269
  • 1,773,002

About Allan Thompson

Allan Thompson is Professor of Journalism at Carleton University in Canada.show more

Table of contents

Foreword: Message to the symposium on the media and the Rwanda genocide by Kofi Annan Preface Introduction by Allan Thompson 1. The media dichotomy by Romeo Dallaire 2. Rwanda: walking the road to genocide by Gerald Caplan Part 1: Hate media in Rwanda 3. Call to genocide: radio in Rwanda, 1994 by Alison Des Forges 4. RTLM propaganda: the democratic alibi by Jean-Pierre Chretien 5. Kangura: the triumph of propaganda refined by Marcel Kabanda (4910) 6. Rwandan private print media on the eve of the genocide by Jean-Marie Vianney Higiro 7. Echoes of violence: considerations on radio and genocide in Rwanda by Darryl Li 8. Journalism in a time of hate media by Thomas Kamilindi 9. RTLM: the medium that became a tool for mass murder by Mary Kimani 10. The effect of RTLM's rhetoric of ethnic hatred in rural Rwanda by Charles Mironko Part 2: International coverage of the genocide 11. Reporting the genocide by Mark Doyle 12. Who failed in Rwanda, journalists or the media? by Anne Chaon 13. Reporting Rwanda: the media and the aid agencies by Lindsey Hilsum 14. Limited vision: how both the American media and government failed Rwanda by Steven Livingston 15. Missing the story: the media and the Rwandan genocide by Linda Melvern 16. What did they say? African media coverage of the first 100 days of the Rwandan crisis by Emmanuel C. Alozie 17. Exhibit 467: genocide through a camera lens by Nick Hughes 18. Media failure over Rwanda's genocide by Tom Giles 19. A genocide without images: white film noirs by Edgar Roskis 20. Notes on circumstances that facilitate genocide: The attention given to Rwanda by the media and others outside Rwanda before 1990 by Mike Dottridge 21. The media's failure: a reflection on the Rwandan genocide by Richard Dowden 22. How the media missed Rwandan genocide by Alan J. Kuperman 23. An analysis of news magazine coverage of the Rwanda crisis in the United States by Melissa Wall Part 3: Journalism as genocide: the Media Trial 24. The verdict: summary judgement from the Media Trial 25. The pre-genocide case against Radio-Television Libre des Milles Collines by Simone Monasebian 26. The challenges in prosecuting print media for incitement to genocide by Charity Kagwi-Ndungu 27. 'Hate media' - crimes against humanity and genocide: Opportunities missed by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda by Jean-Marie Biju-Duval 28. A lost opportunity for justice: Why did the ICTR not prosecute gender propaganda? by Binaifer Nowrojee Part 4: After the genocide and the way forward 29. Intervening to prevent genocidal violence: the role of the media by Frank Chalk 30. Information in crisis areas as a tool for peace: the Hirondelle experience by Philippe Dahinden 31. The use and abuse of media in vulnerable societies by Mark Frohardt and Jonathan Temin 32. Censorship and propaganda in post-genocide Rwanda by Lars Waldorf 33. PG - parental guidance or portrayal of genocide: The comparative depiction of mass murder in contemporary cinema by Michael Dorland 34. The responsibility to report: a new journalistic paradigm by Allan Thompson Bibliography Indexshow more

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