Bocar Sy
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why the ICTR stopped publishing in Kinyarwanda


We used to publish in three languages: English, French and Kinyarwanda. We used to do it. But at that time one of, one of my colleagues, the staff working with me, a very, very – was, was, was a journalist first of all, but also a translator. I mean, he used to (____), whatever, translator, a paper in English, in, in Kinyarwanda.
That, that, that gave us at that time the opportunity to publish in two languages. We used to do that but now that, that person is no longer with us. It is a little difficult for us to publish in Kinyarwanda. And for the French, we’re not publishing in French because everybody's speaking English first of all here, that's, that’s one of, of the main reason. And people prefer to explain themselves in English, I don’t know why.
I was, I was maybe one, one, one of the rare people you know, writing in, in French and maybe some of my colleagues at the chambers, but all the people they used to, to write in English, that’s why maybe we have put aside these, these two languages, but, but we have some publications in, in, in Kinyarwanda. We have a leaflet publishing in, in Kinyarwanda which . . .
Donald J Horowitz: Does it come out of your Kigali office or come out of here?
Come out from here, yes. It is something that we prepare here, we release from here and we send it to, send it to Kigali. We have, we have posters; we have brochures in, in Kinyarwanda that we publish also.
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Interview Date:
October 30, 2008
Arusha, Tanzania
Lisa P. Nathan
Donald J Horowitz
Nell Carden Grey
Excerpt From:
Part 7
Submitted By:
Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal team