The Media and the Rwanda Genocide
Publisher: IDRC, Ottawa, Canada
Year Published: 2007
Pages: 463pp Price: 23.26 ISBN: 0745326250
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The news media played a crucial role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Local media fueled the killings, while international media either ignored or seriously misunderstood what was happening. This is the first book to explore both sides of the media equation. Examining how local radio was used as a tool of hate, encouraging neighbors to turn against each other, the book also presents a critique of international media coverage.