Detecting a Dictatorship

Anjan Sundaram


2016 OFF in Oslo
Anjan Sundaram is an award-winning author, journalist, and television presenter whose war correspondence has won a Frontline Club Award and a Reuters Prize. Before going to Rwanda, Sundaram was told to expect a place that was calm, peaceful, and even a little boring. But what he found was much different. The world’s impression of Rwanda has been carefully crafted by its ever-present and oppressive government, led by Paul Kagame. Sundaram took the stage at the Oslo Freedom Forum to tell the other side of the story—the side Kagame doesn’t want you to hear.

About the Speaker

Anjan Sundaram



War reporter

Anjan Sundaram is the author of the award-winning memoirs “Stringer,” “Bad News,” and “Breakup.”  Dubbed “one of the great reporters of our age” by BBC foreign correspondent Fergal Keane, his books have been featured by Christiane Amanpour, Fareed Zakaria, and Jon Stewart. He writes regularly for The New York Review of Books and Granta magazine. He graduated from Yale University with degrees in mathematics and holds a PhD in journalism from the University of East Anglia.

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