Rwandan journalism student reports
on CBC Radio
A report from Rwanda by Astrida
Uwera, a third-year journalism student at the National
University of Rwanda, will be broadcast tonight at 8 p.m.
on CBC radio’s Global
Uwera, who is 22 and the only woman in
her class at NUR, successfully pitched, produced and fronted
the report for CBC.
Her story is about how evangelical music
helps heal the wounds of the genocide. She was guided by her
teacher, Sylvia Thomson, who works at the CBC and spent two
months in Rwanda teaching journalism with the Rwanda Initiative.
Uwera was paid $300 CDN for her work and got a free T-shirt
and CD of her report from CBC.
"I am very happy," said Astrida,
who also thanked Thomson for her role in encouraging her to
produce the report. "I learned a lot and you helped show
me my dreams can come true,’’ Astrida said in
a recent email to Sylvia. “You know, to work on a big
radio station or TV like CBC. Thank you."