Over the last ten years, Pierre Guyot has produced numerous documentaries throughout the world. Amongst others, he has worked as creative writer for the weekly general information programme “60 Minutos” of the Public Broadcast Service in Timor Oriental, as editor in chief of Radio Okapi in DR Congo, as columnist at RTL, chief of release at BFM, reporter at Europe 1, and as freelance correspondent in North Africa for France Inter, France Radio, Radio Suisse Romande, RSI, BBC, France 2 and CNN.
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Radio Okapi, Radio for life
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Rwanda, April 1994: 800 000 Tutsis were slaughtered by Hutus in a matter of a few weeks by . Everyday, Radio Mille Collines broadcasted propaganda encouraging these massacres. Its neighbour, the Democratic Republic of Congo, also suffers from the horrors of civil war. Radio Okapi was born there in reaction to what Radio Mille Collines was and shows that today, in conflict areas, where propaganda is a weapon of war, credible and neutral information can be an instrument for peace. "Radio Okapi, radio de la vie" is a documentary that shows images never seen of the genocide in Rwanda and proves that an informative medium can promote democracy. Most of all, it demonstrates the bravery and talent of Radio Okapi journalists, some of whose determination has cost them their lives.