The Media and the Rwandan Genocide

In the course of a few terrible months in 1994, one million people were killed in Rwanda. It was slaughter on a scale not seen since the Nazi extermination programme. The killing rate in Rwanda was five times that achieved by the Nazis. Such a crime requires motives, means and opportunity. The motive of those responsible for the genocide was to continue to monopolize power and seek a ‘final solution’ to the political opposition. The means was the mobilization of militia and use of the civil administration to encourage people to take part.

Copyright Frank Cass Publishers, 2002

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