This paper discusses the problems faced by the editor of Rwanda's only independent newspaper, Umuseso. In 2004, Kabonero was tried on charges of defamation and "divisionism" because of an article criticizing a parliamentary official. This situation is discussed in the context of Rwanda’s ethnic conflict and the government's oppression and intimidation of the press. It is noted that the case has drawn increased international attention to the problems relating to press freedom in Rwanda and elsewhere in the world. KEYWORDS: rwanda charles kabonero government oppression press freedom umuseso newspaper. APA Style. 5 pages, 14 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. 1,258 words.
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