Genocide on the airwaves: an analysis of the international law concerning radio jamming

Rajadhyaksha, M. (2006). Genocide on the airwaves: an analysis of the international law concerning radio jamming.  Journal of Hate Studies, 5(1), 99-118.

In this article Meghna Rajadhyaksha tells about how the Rwanda genocide can be used as an example for allowing radio jamming in case of hate speech. She tells how easy it could have been to jam the radio in Rwanda so broadcasting hate speech would not be possible anymore. This was not done because of different laws and the lack of technical means. She discusses how radio jamming should be allowed in times of hate speech that could incite genocide.

Maybe this article is interesting for my thesis, because a new law that allows radio jamming, could lead to a much lesser role of media in conflictarea’s. This article could perhaps help me formulate a recommendation at the end of my thesis. If not helpful for my thesis, still interesting to read why RTLM could operate, while jamming was a good possibility.