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Canadian Journalism Foundation recognizes Allan Thompson and the Rwanda Initiative
The Canadian Journalism Foundation has presented Carleton University professor Allan Thompson with a special Humanitarian Award in recognition of his contribution to journalism through the Rwanda Initiative project.

Introducing The Media and the Rwanda Genocide, a new book edited by Allan Thompson

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The Rwanda Initiative

Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication
has set up a multi-faceted exploration of the role of the news media in the Rwanda genocide. It aims to apply that knowledge in practical media training and journalism education in Canada and Rwanda.

The initiative is headed by Carleton journalism professor
Allan Thompson who organized an international symposium on the role of the news media in the genocide. He also set up a media and genocide archive and published a collection of related research papers. The latest phase of the Rwanda Initiative is a teaching partnership with the National University of Rwanda, in Butare.

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In Rwanda Now . . .
Jill Bennett
Marc Bourgault
Margaret Jjuuko
Melissa Kent
Jennifer Moroz
Lee Pitts
Shelley Robinson

Past Instructors . . .

Allan Thompson
Claude Adams
Izabel Barsive
Michelle Betz
Roger Bird
Debra Black
Peter Bregg
Andy Clarke
Gary Dimmock
Lynn Farrell

Exchange Students

Kayla Hounsell
Amanda Smith-Millar


Charles Gordon
Scott Hannant
Kanina Holmes
John Honderich
Robert Lacroix
Sue Montgomery
Jean-Claude Picard
Sylvia Thomson
Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
Dina Salha

In Rwanda Now . . .

Katie Daubs
Kim Lochead
Lauren Vopni


Past Interns . . .

Sagal Ali
Hadeel Al-Shalchi
Melodie Cardin
Drew Davidson
Kurtis Elsner
Kristen Everson
Camille Greer
Kate Harper
Susannah Heath-Eves
Amy Husser
Brian Jackson
Natasha Jamal
David Kawai
Meagan Kelly
Corina Milic
Helen Morris
Andrew Ng


Alyssa Noel
Laura Payton
Kyla Pearson
Brett Popplewell
Marie-Jo Proulx
Rosemary Quipp
Christopher Redmond
Christine Spetz
Roxanne Stasyszyn
Andrea Thompson
Emilie Tobin
Cynthia Vukets
Jenny Wagler
Brock Weir
Vanessa Wen
Garrett Zehr



What's New

» Concordia University's Department of Journalism donates much needed equipment

NUR student on internship at the Montreal Gazette, sponsored by CanWest and The Rwanda Initiative

» Carleton launches expanded Rwanda media internship program for Journalism students [PDF]

» Carleton expands journalism
partnership in Rwanda: Media training program will involve Canadian journalism veterans

» Former Toronto Star Publisher John Honderich addresses Rwandan journalism students

John Honderich, the former Publisher of the Toronto Star - Canada's largest circulation daily newspaper - made a visit to Rwanda recently and addressed journalism students at the National University of Rwanda at the invitation of the Rwanda Initiative. Mr. Honderich, who remains on the board of directors of the newspaper's parent company Torstar, and is chairman of the Torstar Voting Trust, spoke about is now the the challenge for newspapers in "bringing people together."

» Analysis: Rwanda war debates media's role

» Carleton University expands journalism partnership in Rwanda with help from Canwest Global Communications Corp.

» Book launch events begin forThe Media and the Rwanda Genocide

» Foreign media share blame for Rwanda genocide: new book

Book Launch:
The Media
and the Rwanda Genocide

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Sylvia Thompson's dispatch from Butare, Rwanda

Carleton University and Panasonic Canada help upgrade NUR broadcast journalism program

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