Explaining the 1994 genocide in Rwanda

Hintjens, H.M. (1999). Explaining the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The Journal of Modern African Studies, 37(2), 241-286.

Helen Hintjens offers a historic overview of Rwanda and explain what led to this genocide. A comparison is made between the Rwandan Tutsi’s en the Jews in nazi Germany. Hintjens explains how the plane crash of president Habyarimana led to the beginning of the genocide and what happened in that genocide. The article offers a background that could work as a basis for my thesis. Before I can explain what kind of role the media played in the genocide, it would be good to explain the history of the country. At the same time RTLM is being discussed which makes it even more interesting.