This edition was recorded in a small village just outside Geneva,
Switzerland. Hirondelle, the Swiss media foundation which had been
running several post-conflict media projects organised a symposium.
It focussed on what broadcasters could do to restore the peace in
places like Burundi and Liberia. Hirondelle is still going, having
since got the contract to build and maintain the Radio Okapi
network in Congo. Once again, I believe that most of the sentiments
in this programme are still valid today, even though the programme
was compiled in July 1998. For a time there was also a hate media
website maintained by Radio Netherlands which is referred to in the
programme. We discovered that this site was also used as one of the
references for researchers on the film Hotel Rwanda. I see the man
at the centre of the film, Paul Rusesabagina, is still involved in
a bitter feud with Rwanda's President, Paul Kagam. Allegations
flared up again in October 2010.