THE JOURNALIST: Jean Hatzfeld
In 1991, while the attacking Tutsi rebels were gaining ground, speeches at Rwandan political meetings, notably at rallies held by the party of President Habyarimana and his ministers, consisted almost entirely of threats made against Tutsis.
In Butare, home of the national university, professors vied with one another to publish historical screeds and anti-Tutsi diatribes. In the broadcast studios of popular radio stations, Radio Rwanda and Radio Mille Collines, the Tutsis were referred to as “cockroaches”. Announcers, the two best known of whom were Simon Bikindi and Kantano Habimana, used humorous sketches and songs to call openly for the destruction of the Tutsis."
From A time for machetes: the killers speak