Anjan Sundaram

Journalist and Author appearing on Panel 4: Rwanda — After the genocide Dec. 2, 15:00–16:30

Anjan Sundaram is an accomplished journalist and the author of Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship and Stringer: A Reporter’s Journey in the Congo , both of which are about the difficulties faced by journalists in Rwanda and Congo, grounded in his own experiences working in those countries and others in Africa.

Born in India, Sundaram studied mathematics at Yale University before heading to Congo to work as a journalist.

His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, and more. He has also been a reporter/correspondent in countries in Africa and the Middle East for the New York Times and the Associated Press. Sundaram won a Frontline Club Award for his reporting from the Central African Republic in 2015, and a Reuters journalism prize in 2006 for his work in Congo.

As part of the panel discussing Rwanda after the genocide at the Media and Mass Atrocity conference, Sundaram will be focusing on his experiences in Rwanda. His contribution to the panel will be mainly about the destruction of the free press in the country, and how communication and opinion of Rwanda is shaped by national and international media.