24.02.11 - RWANDA/GENOCIDE - LIST OF JOURNALISTS VICTIMS OF THE GENOCIDE "TO BE REVISED"

Kigali, February 24, 2011 (FH) - Patrice Mulama, the Executive Secretary of the Media High Council (MHC) announced on Wednesday that a "real list" of journalists victims of the 1994 genocide was to be established.
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Rwanda considers that the genocide did not start on April 1994 but runs from October 1990 - beginning of the RPF rebellion - to December 1994.

"We want to honor the real victims of the genocide at the 17th Commemoration, all of them being colleagues from the private and public media", Patrice Muluma said.

Rwanda commemorates the genocide every year on April 7.

Patrice Mulama added that according to different sources, some journalists on the existing list did not deserved to be there.

The MHC will rely on a team of journalists and researchers to revise the list.

This work also intends to reveal the names of journalists guilty or suspects of genocide who have so far escaped justice. "This other list will also be published during the 17th commemoration", Patrice Mulama declared.

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