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The Media and the Rwanda Genocide — Saturday, March 13, 2004

[8:30 a.m.]
Opening and welcome

[9:00 a.m.]
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, Internews Rwanda

[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 trial).
  • Thomas Kamilindi, BBC journalist in Kigali. Former Radio Rwanda journalist.
  • Chairperson: Thierry Cruvellier, Diplomatie Judiciaire and Nieman Fellow at Harvard.
  • 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 p.m.]
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 Le Devoir.
  • Discussant: Gil Courtemanche, author of A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali

[3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.]

[3:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.]
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 crisis areas.
  • 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 and intervention.
  • Discussant: Jean-Marie Higiro, Asst. Prof. of Communication, Western New England College.

[5:45 p.m.]



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