Rwanda: There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW In an ironic analysis of the media situation in Rwanda, the publication, East African Business Week of Kampala, published a piece on March 26, 2012 entitled “Rwanda: Nation Moves to Improve Media Image” (http://allafrica.com/stories/201203261576.html). However, Rwanda has just kicked their worst tabloid/gossip paper into high gear. Rwanda has created a news website devoted to discrediting opposition groups to the current ruling party, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), and anyone who has ever mentioned this group in their publications. This “news” site, www.theexposer.net, is full of slander…

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