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- DescriptionHearing a blast, journalist Anjan Sundaram headed uphill towards the sound. Grenade explosions are t entirely unusual in the city of Kigali; dissidents throw them in public areas to try and destabilise the government and, since moving to Rwanda, he had observed an increasing number of them. What was unusual about this one, however, was that when Sundaram arrived, it was as though thing had happened. Traffic circulated as rmal, there was debris on the streets and the policeman on duty denied any event whatsoever. This was evidence of a clean-up, a cloaking of the discontent in Rwanda and a desire to silence the media in a country most of whose citizens were without internet. This was the first of many omius events. Bad News is the extraordinary account of the battle for free speech in modern-day Rwanda. Following t only those journalists who stayed, despite fearing torture or even death from a ruthless government, but also those reporting from exile, it is the story of papers being shut down, of lies told to please foreign delegates, of the unshakeable loyalty that can be bred by terror, of history being retold, of constant surveillance, of corrupted elections and of great courage. It tells the true narrative of Rwandan society today and, in the face of powerful forces, of the fight to make explosions heard.
- Author BiographyAnjan Sundaram is an award-winning journalist who has reported from Africa for the New York Times and the Associated Press. His writing on various countries in the continent has also appeared in Granta, the Observer, Foreign Policy, Politico, Fortune and the Washington Post. He graduated from Yale and received a Reuters journalism award in 2006 for his reporting on Pygmy tribes in Congo's rain forest. in 2015 his journalism was shortlisted for the Prix Bayeux, the Frontline Club Award and a Kurt Schork Award. His first book, Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo, was published to great critical acclaim in 2014. @anjansun anjansundaram.com
- Author(s)Anjan Sundaram
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication14/01/2016
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Weight341 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
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