More disconcerting news from the GLR. Rwandan journalist Jean-Leonard Rugambage has been shot dead in Kigali. See BBC coverage here.
This killing follows the shooting of Lt. Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa in South Africa last week, and came just one day before today’s reburial of genocide victims in Uganda.
The Committee to Protect Journalists discusses the exodus of East African journalists here.
3 Replies to “Rwandan journalist killed”
well, what about thsi?
So much for the pen/pencil/computer/microphone/freedom being stronger than the gun/threat/handcuffs/police harassment/government/us.
@Anonymous, the debate is as hard as ever, if not harder. Those who urge the public not to jump too hastily to conclusions are accused of being bribed/employed by the Rwandan government, and those who have been suspicious of the government all along are susceptible to confirmation bias. Things are not always as they appear, but sometimes they are. Amidst real fear and unknown truths, misinformation and rumors rule. Objective analysis is more difficult to come by than ever.
@Tumwi the pen may lose the battle….