The Media and the Rwanda Genocide
— Saturday, March 13, 2004
Opening and welcome
Keynote address by Lt.-Gen. (retired) Romeo Dallaire
[10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.]
Panel 1: Hate Media in Rwanda
- Alison Des Forges,
Senior Adviser, Human Rights Watch author of Leave None
to Tell the Story.
- Marcel Kabanda, UNESCO,
Rwandan historian and co-author of Les Medias du Genocide.
- Jean-Pierre Chretien,
CNRS, co-author of Les Medias du Genocide.
- Binaifer Nowrojee,
Harvard Law School, author of Shattered Lives.
- Chairperson: Frank Chalk,
Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies.
- Discussant: Mary Kimani,
[11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.]
[11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.]
Panel 2: Journalism as Genocide: the Media Trial
- Simone Monasebian,
Charity Kagwi, (presenting jointly) Trial
Attorneys, Office of the Prosecutor, ICTR. Prosecutors in
the Media Trial.
- Jean-Marie Biju Duval,
Defense counsel for Ferdinand Nahimana (convicted in media
- Thomas Kamilindi, BBC
journalist in Kigali. Former Radio Rwanda journalist.
- Chairperson: Thierry
Cruvellier, Diplomatie Judiciaire and Nieman Fellow
- Discussant: Francois-Xavier
Nsanzuwera, former prosecutor in Kigali
[1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.]
Lunch — Fresh Food Company, Residence Commons
[2:00 p.m. - 3:30
Panel 3: International media coverage of the Genocide
- Mark Doyle, BBC correspondent
who reported from Rwanda during much of the genocide.
- Steven Livingston,
George Washington University.
- Linda Melvern, author
A People Betrayed and an upcoming work on the genocide.
- Anne Chaon, Agence
France Press correspondent in Rwanda during the genocide.
- Chairperson: Jocelyn
Coulon, Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, formerly of
- Discussant: Gil
Courtemanche, author of A Sunday at the Pool
[3:30 p.m. - 3:45
[3:45 p.m. - 5:45
Panel 4: Preventing genocide: the international architecture
of media and humanitarian intervention
- Frank Chalk, Montreal
Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies.
- Philippe Dahinden,
Hirondelle Foundation, which operates media services in
- Mark Frohardt, Africa
Regional Director, Internews – early intervention.
- Paul Heinbecker, Centre
for International Governance Innovations: Human Society
and the Responsibility to Protect
- Chairperson: Romeo
Dallaire, special interest in protection of civilians
- Discussant: Jean-Marie
Higiro, Asst. Prof. of Communication, Western New