Can Journalism Kill? The Case of Rwandan Hate Radio
This outline explores the connections between media, propaganda, and mass violence. During the Rwandan genocide, hate radio and music was used to incite violence and atrocities on a massive scale. Recent attempts at seeking justice in the aftermath of these tragedies have resulted in the first prosecutions since Nuremberg of propagandists. This lesson outline draws on resources Holocaust and Human Behavior as well as newspaper articles and websites covering these trials. NOTE: In a recent effort to prevent a similar situation from occurring in Ivory Coast, the United Nations has intervened, calling for an end to all hate speeches against French nationals and other foreigners.