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CIGI Senior Fellow Allan Thompson spoke to CTV News Channel about his new book, Media and Mass Atrocity: The Rwanda Genocide and Beyond, published by CIGI Press, which examines the role of media in the genocide and in covering conflicts today:
"Twenty-five years ago, we missed the story," said Thompson. "We didn't understand what we were looking at. Twenty-five years hence, we still miss these stories...Social media...now is a key player in cases like the Rohingya in Myanmar, who were demonized on Facebook in an echo of the hate radio that we heard in Rwanda 25 years ago."