Two Internews Rwanda Documentaries Highlighted at Film Festivals

Two journalists interview a woman being interviewed.
Friday, September 18, 2009

The films are part of a series of 12 documentaries, filmed in both countries, that tell stories of everyday life – music, sport, village events – to familiarize communities on both sides of the conflict-affected border with each other and show how they can live together in peace. They were screened in public and aired all over Rwanda and the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Documentaries Help Rwandans Make Decisions About Their Health

Four men read information on a bulletin board
Saturday, October 1, 2011

Before viewing the documentary, men like Théoneste Gakwaya had doubts. “I heard the information on the radio; that there are methods of birth control for men, that there are veins which get cut. But I would like to hear the testimony of someone who has done it in order to be reas-sured that one keeps being a real man.”

“When my wife told me that this was a program that concerns men, I did not accept it at first. I had some doubts, because it was the first time I had heard of it,” said Jean Damascène Nemeyabahizi from Kigogo.

News Reports and Films Encouraged Rwandan Rebels to Return Home

A man speaking into a mic stands next to a video camera
Saturday, October 1, 2011

For years civil war and instability have reigned in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Many armed rebel groups from neighboring countries have taken refuge in the forests of the region, most prominently the Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) which consists in part of former Rwandan military personnel who are opposed to the government, and recruits from refugee camps from as far away as Tanzania.

Use and Abuse of Media in Vulnerable Societies

A report about media in conflict that analyzes the role media sometimes play in instigating or accelerating conflict. The framework is intended to help media assistance organizations direct media interventions to where they are most needed and can be most beneficial in combating the use of media in promoting conflict.

Download the report: Use and Abuse of Media in Vulnerable Societies

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The Media and the Rwanda Genocide

This book, edited by Allan Thompson and published by the International Development Research Centre, examines how local radio and print media in Rwanda were used as a tool of hate, encouraging neighbours to turn against each other. It also presents a critique of international media coverage of the cataclysmic events in Rwanda. Mark Frohardt, Internews Executive Director, Internews Center for Innovation and Learning, and John Temin wrote Chapter 32: The Use and Abuse of Media in Vulnerable Societies.

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