The Media and the Rwanda Genocide

Author: Allan Thompson
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 9780745326252
Release Date: 2007-01-20
Genre: History

The news media played a crucial role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Local media fueled the killings, while international media either ignored or seriously misunderstood what was happening. This is the first book to explore both sides of the media equation. Examining how local radio was used as a tool of hate, encouraging neighbors to turn against each other, the book also presents a critique of international media coverage. Bringing together local reporters, high-profile Western journalists, and leading media theorists, this is the only book to identify the extent of the media's accountability. It also examines deliberations by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on the role of the media in the genocide. This book is a startling record of the negative influence that the media can have. The authors put forward suggestions for the future, outlining how we can avoid censorship and propaganda and they argue for a new responsibility in media reporting.

We the Peoples

Author: Kofi A. Annan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317249290
Release Date: 2015-10-23
Genre: Political Science

During his momentous time as Secretary-General of the UN, Kofi Annan played a decisive role in launching the Millennium Development Goals, establishing the International Criminal Court, and articulating the Responsibility to Protect as a guiding principle for international action. In 2001 - just after 9/11 - he and the UN jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize, 'for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world.' These and other crucial events - including the crises over Kosovo and East Timor, and the war in Iraq - are encapsulated in this book of Kofi Annan's key speeches from throughout his term of office. The selection gives a broad view of Annan's most pressing concerns, and the eloquence with which he addressed them. Covering subjects from development, health, and climate change to the prevention of genocide and the ideal of diversity, these statements show how deeply involved the UN was in the most important issues of the era. We the Peoples is a timely and much-needed reminder of Annan's ideas and priorities; his words on war, peace, humanity, and 'man's inhumanity to man' still resonate today. This book will offer many pointers for maintaining and developing the UN as a vital instrument for humanity in the coming decades.

We the Peoples

Author: Kofi A. Annan
ISBN: 0964095270
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Literary Collections

The Nobel lecture given by the 2001 Nobel Peace Laureate Kofi Annan provides a plan and a hope for the future.

Wir die V lker die Rolle der Vereinten Nationen im 21 Jahrhundert ein neues Jahrhundert neue Herausforderungen

Author: Kofi Atta Annan
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211008441
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Photography

Reports on present and future achievements, goals, and challenges for the United Nations. Gives information and statistics on sustainable growth, combating HIV/AIDS, preventing deadly conflicts, and pursuing arms reductions. Looks at coping with climate change, preserving biodiversity, and building a new ethic of global stewardship, and discusses changes within the United Nations related to identifying strengths and making digital connections. Annan is Secretary-General of the United Nations. Lacks a subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Author: Mike Nicol
ISBN: 1760060178
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Political prisoners

This handsome volume, with more than 400 photographs - including never-before-published material from private collections - is the only authorised biography of arguably the greatest man of our times. Superbly designed, and interspersed with stunning double-spread photographs, it includes extensive interviews with family members, close friends, colleagues and many of the world's leading figures in all walks of life. Written by a team of distinguished writers and interviewers from a shortlist of award-winning journalists, this is fitting tribute to a man whose courage and moral authority have stood as a beacon to a bitterly divided nation - and to the whole world.

Confronting Anti Semitism

Author: Kofi Atta Annan
ISBN: 1932646167
Release Date: 2005-11
Genre: Political Science

Helps readers to share their thoughts on intolerance, anti-Semitism and what can be done to end this form of bigotry that has brought suffering and destruction to millions of ordinary people.

In Larger Freedom

Author: United Nations. Secretary-General
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211009715
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

In this report, Secretary-General Kofi Annan places before world leaders an agenda to move our world decisively towards three important goals: halving poverty in the next ten years; reducing the threat of war, terrorism and deadly weapons; and advancing human dignity in every land. He also calls for the most far-reaching reform of the United Nations in its 60-year history.


Author: Kofi Atta Annan
Publisher: Umbrage Editions
ISBN: 9781884167171
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Photography

PANDEMIC presents a 20-year retrospective of AIDS through the work of over 75 artists from 50 nations. These powerful images in the photographic medium document the lives and harsh realities of people living with AIDS.