Allan Thompson

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Allan Thompson "is an Assistant Professor at Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication. He gained his Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton in 1986, and then gained a Masters degree in International Relations at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He joined the faculty at Carleton in 2003 after spending 17 years as a reporter with the Toronto Star, Canada's largest circulation daily newspaper. Professor Thompson worked for ten years as a correspondent for The Star on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, reporting on foreign affairs, defence and immigration issues, and has undertaken assignments in such places as Rwanda, Zaire, Sierra Leone and Kazakhstan. He first reported from Rwanda for The Star in 1996 during the mass exodus of Rwandan refugees from eastern Zaire, and has been back several times since to develop a series of feature articles. He also chronicled Romeo Dallaire's career in a series of reports for The Star and reported on Dallaire’s testimony before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He is now head of a media-capacity-building project called The Rwanda Initiative, which involves a partnership between Carleton's journalism school and the National University of Rwanda. His first book is the edited collection The Media and the Rwanda Genocide (2007) which has just been published by Pluto Press, Fountain Publishers and the International Development Research Centre." [1]

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