Allan Thompson is an Assistant Professor
at Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication.
He joined the faculty at Carleton in 2003 after spending 17
years as a reporter with the Toronto Star, Canada's largest
circulation daily newspaper.
Allan worked for ten years as a correspondent
for The Star on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, reporting on foreign
affairs, defence and immigration issues. He first reported
from Rwanda for The Star in 1996 during the mass exodus of
Rwandan refugees from eastern Zaire.
He visited Rwanda again in 1998 to prepare
a series of feature articles. Over the years he has also chronicled
Romeo Dallaire's career in a series of reports for The Star.
In January 2004, Allan travelled to Arusha,
Tanzania, to report on Dallaire's testimony before the International
Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in the military trial.