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Panel Discussion "Radio and reconstruction"
18 Nov 2020 -  The discussion examined how radio has been used to fuel genocide, but also how the same medium was used in the aftermath of atrocity crimes, to assist with the reconstitution and tracing of families.
Speakers included Professor Maria Petrova, ICREA Research Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Dr. Christian Höschler, Deputy Head of Research and Education at the Arolsen; Dr. Sara E. Brown, Executive Director of Chhange, the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education and Mr. Ally Yusuf Mugenzi, Editor, BBC Great Lakes Service, and former presenter of BBC Gahuzamiryango. The event was moderated by Mr. Ben Dotsei Malor, Chief Editor of Dailies, United Nations News and Media Division.
"Radio and reconstruction" is the third episode of the live online discussion series, "Beyond the long shadow: engaging with difficult histories", organized together with the Outreach Programmes on the transatlantic slave trade, the Holocaust and the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The aim of the collaborative series is to develop a deeper understanding of the legacies of these painful histories – and through examining the past, consider how best to build a world that is just, where all can live in dignity and peace.