VOA Marks 20 Years Since Rwandan Genocide with Panel Event on the Role of Mass Media

Three men sit on a panel, on man at a podium and another joins via teleconference

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twenty years ago this month a killing spree began in a small country in Central Africa.  Several weeks went by before the world learned the extent of the killings – learned that a genocide was under way in Rwanda.  We now know that at least 800,000 Rwandans were massacred in the spring of 1994.  A panel discussion on April 2 at VOA examined why so little was known for so long.