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International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

The media and the Rwanda genocide

> Edited by Allan Thompson, 2007, 480 p.

The news media played a crucial role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide : local media fueled 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, encouraging neighbours to turn against each other. It also presents a critique of international media coverage of the cataclysmic events in Rwanda. (...) read

date of on-line publication : 5 February 2007

Making the News

A Guide for Nonprofits & Activists

> Westview Press, 289 pages, $19.95 (...)

Note from the publisher, Rocky Mountain Media Watch: “This handbook, based on interviews with media-savvy activists and 25 professional journalists, explains how to generate news coverage about any cause or issue that concerns you. Learn how to stage media events, write press releases, compile media lists, contact reporters, deliver sound bites, book a guest on talk radio, lobby editorial writers, columnists and photographers, and much more. Making the News also contains unique advice on how to create newsworthy visual imagery.”  read

date of on-line publication : 2 November 2005

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