Youth surround a bonfire during the ?Night Vigil? as part of events to mark the 18th Genocide Commemoration in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, April 7, 2012. Youth use the ?Night Vigil? to remember innocent Tutsis killed in the 1994 genocide. The theme of this year?s anniversary is:
Youth surround a bonfire during the ?Night Vigil? as part of events to mark the 18th Genocide Commemoration in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, April 7, 2012. Youth use the ?Night Vigil? to remember innocent Tutsis killed in the 1994 genocide. The theme of this year?s anniversary is: "Learning from our history to build a bright future". (Xinhua/Cyril Ndegeya) (cl)

Rwandan journalists took part in a vigil on Saturday evening to commemorate the death of 60 Rwandan journalists killed in the country’s genocide of 1994.

Youth surround a bonfire during the ?Night Vigil? as part of events to mark the 18th Genocide Commemoration in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, April 7, 2012. Youth use the ?Night Vigil? to remember innocent Tutsis killed in the 1994 genocide. The theme of this year?s anniversary is: "Learning from our history to build a bright future". (Xinhua/Cyril Ndegeya) (cl)
Youth surround a bonfire during the ?Night Vigil? as part of events to mark the 18th Genocide Commemoration in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, April 7, 2012. Youth use the ?Night Vigil? to remember innocent Tutsis killed in the 1994 genocide. The theme of this year?s anniversary is: “Learning from our history to build a bright future”. (Xinhua/Cyril Ndegeya) (cl)

According to the Media High Council (MHC), a public body regulating the press in this tiny East African country, most journalists who were victims of the genocide were killed for their writings denouncing the abuses of the regime before 1994.
Testimonies gathered Saturday night in Kigali have also confirmed the culpability of certain media in the genocide, including the Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines (RTLM) and the newspaper, Kangura (meaning Wake him up in Kinyarwanda, the national language), an extremist Hutu magazine in circulation at the time of the events.
Three former Rwandan media executives have been sentenced to long term-imprisonment by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania, in the trial called the “hate media”, for having played a role in inciting Hutus to exterminate Tutsis.
People sentenced included Ferdinand Nahimana and Jean Bosco Barayagwiza, the principal founders of RTLM, as well as Hassan Ngeze, former editor of the Kangura newspaper. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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