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The Resource Bad news : Last Journalists in a Dictatorship., Anjan Sundaram

Bad news : Last Journalists in a Dictatorship., Anjan Sundaram

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Bad news : Last Journalists in a Dictatorship.
Title
Bad news
Title remainder
Last Journalists in a Dictatorship.
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Anjan Sundaram
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Language
eng
Summary
Author of the acclaimed Stringer, praised by Jon Stewart as "a remarkable book about the lives of people in the Congo," Anjan Sundaram returns to Africa for a piercing look at Rwanda, a country still caught in political and social unrest years after the genocide that shocked the world. Bad News is the story of Anjan Sundaram's time teaching a class of journalists in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. The current Rwandan regime, which seized power after the genocide in 1994, is often held up as a beacon of progress and is the recipient of billions of dollars each year in aid from Western governments. Underpinning this shining vision of a modern orderly state, however, is a powerful climate of fear springing from the government's brutal treatment of any voice of dissent. "You cannot look and write," a policeman tells Sundaram as he takes notes at a political rally. As Sundaram's students are exiled, imprisoned, recruited as well-paid propagandists, and even shot, he tries frantically to preserve a last bastion of debate in a country where the testimony of the individual is crushed by the ways of thinking prescribed by Paul Kagame's dictatorial regime. A vivid portrait of a country at an extraordinary and dangerous place in its history, Bad News is a brilliant and urgent parable on the necessity of freedom of expression and what happens when that freedom is seized
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Sundaram, Anjan
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non fiction
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Politics
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Bad news : Last Journalists in a Dictatorship., Anjan Sundaram
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ODN0002286116
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1 online resource
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electronic
Isbn
9780345814845
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(electronic bk)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction.
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25091D7F-A831-4AB0-8A49-89A3F1F61297
Label
Bad news : Last Journalists in a Dictatorship., Anjan Sundaram
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0002286116
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780345814845
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
25091D7F-A831-4AB0-8A49-89A3F1F61297
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