Lessons from Rwanda; Why Journalism Matters

Flags and human remains of victims killed in the Ntarama church, Rwanda. Credit: notesfromcamelidcountry

It was early spring 2008 when I first encountered the beauty and complexities of the country of the thousand hills, Rwanda. From the muddy red roads swirling through green hills into the more urban center of Kigali, I noticed purple flags waving in the wind, which at a first glance provide comfort and a welcoming sight. The dots of purple have emerged themselves into the landscape just as the small cooking fires…