Panel 3: International media coverage of the Genocide - Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication

The events in Rwanda in ’94 were defined for our generation, the consequences of the failure of intervene in the face of mass murder, and there remains little doubt that what took place, the failure to predict it, to prevent it, and then to stop it is one of the greatest scandals of the last century.

One of the great sadnesses is that it is an enormous failure of the profession of journalism.  First in failing to adequately report what was happening, and the first international inquiry into the genocide determined that this contributed to what happened, and I do think the time has come to seriously question our news values.

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