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Legacy of Rwanda genocide includes media restrictions, self-censorship

December 8, 2014 12:01 AM ET

Twenty years after massacres, Rwanda stable but its media restricted The Rwandan government has taken great strides in bringing stability to the country since the 1994 genocide that claimed 800,000 lives, but moves to allow greater press freedom have been...

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20 years after genocide, Rwanda safe, clean, undemocratic

April 7, 2014 12:48 PM ET

"Do not forget the genocide," said the voice of a state broadcast announcer in Kigali crackling through a cheap car radio, referring to the organized slaughter 20 years ago of more than 10 percent of the population. "We are...

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Journalists in exile 2012

June 19, 2012 12:01 AM ET

Crisis in East Africa Fifty-seven journalists fled their country in the past year, with Somalia sending the greatest number into exile. Journalists also fled Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Rwanda--mostly for Kenya and Uganda. Exiles in East Africa must grapple with...

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CPJ opposes prison terms for 2 Rwandan journalists

January 7, 2011 3:36 PM ET

New York, January 7, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists opposes prosecution demands for lengthy prison sentences for the editor and deputy editor of the independent weekly Umurabyo. State Prosecutor Agustin Nkusi requested a 33-year prison sentence for Editor Agnès Uwimana, at left,...

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Censored in Rwanda, editors work from exile

October 18, 2010 5:47 PM ET

Though it has been a dark year for Rwanda's press, it has also been a year of resistance and turning to a new sort of reporting--from exile. Ever since Rwandan authorities began cracking down on the nation's independent press...

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Rwanda shuts critical papers in run-up to presidential vote

April 13, 2010 4:39 PM ET

New York, April 13, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s decision by Rwanda’s Media High Council to suspend two independent weeklies just months prior to presidential elections. At a press conference, attended only by state broadcasters and the pro-government...

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Three Rwandan journalists sentenced to prison

February 23, 2010 4:50 PM ET

New York, February 23, 2010—Three journalists were sentenced to prison on Monday in Rwanda over a story reporting on an extramarital affair between the mayor of the capital, Kigali, and a government minister, according to local journalists and news reports....

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Rwandan minister: ‘It’s OK to be anti-government’

September 10, 2009 12:41 PM ET

CPJ sat down recently with the Rwandan minister of information, Louise Mushikiwabo, who spoke of several media developments, including a new press law. “I am convinced the new legislation will help professionalize our media—there were many holes in the former...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Rwanda

February 10, 2009 12:16 AM ET

On paper, Rwanda had more private newspapers and radio stations than at any point in its history. In practice, independent news coverage was minimal due to business woes and government intimidation. One critical editor was forced to flee the country,...

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Rwanda's press under increasing intimidation

May 6, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Dear Mr. President: As an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to upholding the principles of press freedom worldwide, we would like to express our concern about the increasing intimidation by your government of Rwanda's independent media in the run-up to parliamentary elections scheduled for later this year.

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