Carleton-Rwanda journalism exchange suspended over funding shortage

September 2, 2011

Due to a lack of funds, Carleton University has suspended its Rwanda Initiative, a teaching partnership and student internship exchange program between Carleton's journalism school and the Rwandan people. The school has closed down the initiative's house in Rwanda's capital and laid off local staff after the University of Rwanda refused to keep paying rent on the house. A Carleton journalism professor who helped run the program says it costs $240,000 annually to operate the initiative, which will not continue until new funding and housing arrangements are secured. The journalism school has exhausted spare funding after its partnership agreement with the US government expired in May. Ottawa Citizen | CBC