20 years after genocide, Rwanda's press still restricted / CPJ to release report on present and past media conditions in Rwanda

By Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

NEW YORK, December 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report on press freedom conditions in Rwanda 20 years after the genocide that claimed more than 800,000 lives. The report examines the government's control of the media, self-censorship, patterns of harassment and threats, as well as a lack of investment in the media and appropriate regulation. The report will be released online in English and French, and presented at an event in Brussels.

WHAT: Legacy of Rwanda genocide includes media restrictions, self-censorship - A special report of the Committee to Protect Journalists by Anton Harber.

WHEN: December 8, 2014 (online release). December 10, 2014, Brussels.

WHERE: Online: www.cpj.org

Brussels: International Press Center. 8-12.30 p.m. Central European Time.

Note to editors: Advance copies of the report will be available upon request and interviews may be arranged prior to launch date. The report will be published in English and French.