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Bad News
Author: Anjan Sundaram

ISBN: 9781408866467
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 27 January 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.6 x 1.5
Description:
The incredible story of the rise of dictatorship and the fall of open speech, as told by the last free journalists to remain in Rwanda.

Hearing a blast, journalist Anjan Sundaram headed uphill towards the sound. Grenade explosions are not entirely unusual in the city of Kigali; dissidents throw them in public areas to try and destabilize the government and, since moving to Rwanda, he had reported on an increasing number of them.

What was unusual about this one, however, was that when Sundaram arrived, it was as though nothing had happened. Traffic circulated as normal, there was no 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 print media in a country whose citizens were without internet. And, ominously, this was the first of many examples.

Bad News is the incredible account of the battle for free speech in modern-day Rwanda. Following not only those journalists who stayed, despite fearing torture or even death from a ruthless government, but also those reporting from ex...

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