20 years after genocide, Rwanda’s press still restricted

CPJ to release report on present and past media conditions in Rwanda

New York, December 1, 2014The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report on press freedom conditions in Rwanda 20 years after the genocide that claimed more than 800,000 lives.

The report examines the government’s control of the media, self-censorship, patterns of harassment and threats, as well as a lack of investment in the media and appropriate regulation. The report will be released online in English and French, and presented at an event in Brussels.

WHAT: Legacy of Rwanda genocide includes media restrictions, self-censorship –
A special report of the Committee to Protect Journalists by Anton Harber.

WHEN: December 8, 2014 (online release 00.01 EST). December 10, 2014, Brussels.

WHERE: Online: www.cpj.org

Brussels: International Press Center. 8-12.30 p.m. Central European Time.

Note to editors: Advance copies of the report will be available upon request and interviews may be arranged prior to launch date. The report will be published in English and French.


CPJ is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide

Media contact:

Africa Program Coordinator

Sue Valentine

[email protected]