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Risking her life, Montreal reporter writes alternative narrative of Rwandan genocide

By Shruti Shekar      

'To be honest with you, when we launched this book I felt like I was jumping off a cliff. But at the same time I know I have this conviction,’ says Judi Rever, who says she was threatened while investigating alleged crimes by Rwanda's ruling party.

A new book by journalist and author Judi Rever, left, suggests the troops of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, right, were involved in the downing of a former president's plane in 1994, which helped spark the genocide. Mr. Kagame has repeatedly denied involvement. Photograph courtesy of Judi Rever, UN photograph by Paulo Filgueiras
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In a new book published just before this week's 24th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide, Montreal-based freelance broadcast and print reporter Judi Rever is challenging the dominant narrative of the genocide, despite threats she says she's received meant to silence her. The oft-told story of the genocide is that for about 100 days starting April 6, 1994, ethnic Hutu extremists in the landlocked central African country slaughtered 800,000 or more people in a targeted attack against

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