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The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Up to one million people were killed in about days. Journalists explicitly called for Tutsis to be killed and exposed their hiding places. Both were sponsored or run by hard-line Hutu party officials. Now, 25 years later, we found that Rwandan reporters are using journalism to promote peace, recover and reunite. With an array of media houses in existence in Rwanda today, these journalists come from both independent and government-run outlets and include radio, TV, newspapers and digital media. We found that while journalists aimed to fulfil traditional roles, like informing and educating the public, they valued their unique role: to promote unity and reconciliation.
Let it be impressed upon your minds, let it be installed into your children, that the liberty of the press is the palladium of all the civil, political and religious rights. In spite of what a lot of bosses want you to believe , journalism is not a business. For one thing, journalists — unlike politicians and businesspeople — have to know the difference between price and value. Somebody once said that our job is to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted. Which means that the powerful can — and do — look after themselves.