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

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

Label
The media and the Rwanda genocide
Title
The media and the Rwanda genocide
Statement of responsibility
edited by Allan Thompson ; with a statement by Kofi Annan
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
967.57104/31
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT450.435
LC item number
.M42 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thompson, Allan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media and ethnic relations
  • Genocide
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
Label
The media and the Rwanda genocide, edited by Allan Thompson ; with a statement by Kofi Annan, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 447-454) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10176403
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 463 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780745326269
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The media and the Rwanda genocide, edited by Allan Thompson ; with a statement by Kofi Annan, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 447-454) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10176403
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 463 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780745326269
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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