The Political And Media Views On The Genocide

3280 WordsDec 3, 201414 Pages
In this paper individuals will know multi situations that happened in the genocide of Rwanda. All in all, the focus is clearly on the political and media views on the genocide, but overall this paper talks about what happened before, during, and after the genocide, to get a complete understanding of what actual went on. Before the genocide, there was already a division between the Hutus and Tutsis. This came about because European colonist moved into Rwanda causing many issues. During the war A plane the president, Habyariamana was in was shot down, immediately after violence began. A Hutu extremist launched a plan to destroy the entire Tutsi population. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR) was a mission created by the United Nations to help the implementation of the Arusha Accords (peace agreement between Rwanda’s present and the RPF) signed August 4, 1993. Politically, the genocide was planned before it happened. The first reason was the recruitment of large numbers of the youth to join the army in Rwanda. The overall tragedy within the genocide was the international media, especially the western world, had every opportunity to take action against the genocide in Rwanda but failed to do so. International media played a nonexistent role. Policymakers France, United Nations, Belgium, and the United States were aware of the genocide but did not take any steps to prevent it from happening. Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines (RTLM) was a Rwandan radio

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