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Journal: Rwanda Eight Years Later

By Liisa K. Hyvarinen

During the 1994 genocide in Rwanda that left an estimated one million people dead and some 250,000 women raped and mutilated as part of the systematic effort to destroy Rwanda's ethnic Tutsi minority, I was a TV news producer in transition switching from one job to the next between Tennessee and South Carolina.

What led my newscasts and dominated the American general consciousness was the O.J. Simpson case and while I remember reading about the atrocities in Rwanda on the Associated Press newswire I, like so many others, didn't pay much attention to the horror.

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Used with permission from Liisa Hyvarinen.

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