Deconstructing hate speech in the D.R.C.: A psychological media sensitization campaign. Deconstructing hate speech in the D.R.C.: A psychological media sensitization campaign.

Vollhardt, J., Coutin, M., Staub, E., Weiss, G. & Deflander, J. (2007). Deconstructing hate speech in the D.R.C.: A psychological media sensitization campaign. Journal of Hate Studies, 5, 15-36.

In this article Vollhardt et al. discuss the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the presidential elections in 2006. The authors provide an overview of the instrumentalization of hate speech in Rwanda and the D.R.C. and illustrate the disastrous and violent effects it had in that area in Africa. Later on they discuss the widely used hate speech during the elections in 2006, but the main goal of the article is the deconstruction of hate speech. For that the authors bring up the campaign of Radio Benevolencija and their work for achieving peace in that area. I believe this article is very helpful for my thesis because of the explanations of hate speech in Congo. The article shows the impact of hate speech in another country which led to another conflict instead of Rwanda. The article helps to create a more broad image of how hate speech (through media) can have impact on a conflict.