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Media and Mass Atrocity

The Rwanda Genocide and Beyond

"In a chapter called “We Have Failed as a Continent”: Covering an African Atrocity for an African Audience, j. (james) Siguru Wahutu, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, explores the little-examined question of how African media cover atrocities on their own continent.

"After interviewing journalists in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, mining his own prior work on and African media and in Darfur, and analyzing data, Wahutu shows the “challenges faced by African journalists in their pursuit to maintain control of narratives about atrocity in Africa, while pointing out the role played by African journalists in marginalizing African voices in this construction process.”

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