Photo Gallery: Looking Back at the Horror
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Photo Gallery: Looking Back at the Horror

Prison of the Past A Reporter Revisits His 'Shameful' Coverage of Rwanda

Twenty years ago on April 6, the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda began. At the time, many Western reporters played it down as "ethnic warfare," including Bartholomäus Grill, now a correspondent for SPIEGEL. He looks back with shame.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan