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The media and the Rwanda genocide

The media and the Rwanda genocide

Author: Allan Thompson
Publisher: London ; Ann Arbor, MI : Pluto Press ; Kampala, Uganda : Fountain Publishers ; Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, 2007.
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This volume is a record of the dangerous influence that the media can have, when used and abused as a political tool. Thompson puts forward suggestions for the future, outlining how we can avoid censorship and propaganda, and argue for a new responsibility in media reporting.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Media and the Rwanda genocide.
Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, ©2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Thompson
ISBN: 9780745326269 0745326269 9780745326252 0745326250
OCLC Number: 71347745
Description: xvi, 463 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: edited by Allan Thompson ; with a statement by Kofi Annan.
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