Journalists’ Perceptions of Human Rights Reporting in Rwanda
News media play a role in increasing public understanding of human rights issues. Yet, little scholarship has analysed human rights reporting in developing or post-conflict nations. Interviews with Rwandan journalists revealed that, in this post-genocide era of reconstruction, reporters define human rights broadly and believe reporting on abuses has a positive impact on the abuse. However, a lack of press freedom inhibits human rights reporting, thus prohibiting journalists from fulfilling their social responsibility.
Sobel, Meghan and McIntyre, Karen, "Journalists’ Perceptions of Human Rights Reporting in Rwanda" (2018). Regis University Faculty Publications. 320.