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The case of Rwanda combines the incapacity of western media to describe the real nature of the killings, misleading genocide, and the use of local media as a tool to slaughter. On the one hand, world press was responsible for confusing public opinion with inaccurate accounts of what was going on and contributed to the subsequent paralysis of the international community. On the other, extreme local media incited violence against Tutsis and moderate Hutus and was able to be the source of international news, which was slow to accept the existence of the genocide. The role of local journalists, among them correspondents of leading news agencies, in inciting hatred has been questioned. Some analysts say that the focus of their involvement in the mass slaughter was simply a way to escape from denouncing the failure of western reporters.
Taking into account these complex issues, the first part of this analysis describes the inherent nature of the media in order to understand how and why only a few distant conflicts are covered. The second part concentrates on the roles played by both the international and local media before, during and after the genocide in Rwanda.