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Radio & Rwanda Genocide (in Dutch)

This bachelor-thesis is about the role of RTLM during the Rwanda Genocide of 1994.
In the years after the genocide of Rwanda, the involvement of Hutu radiostation ‘RTLM’ has been established.
In this research paper, the actual level of involvement is studied. This is done by the usage of secundaire literature,
because this is a literature review. In [...]

Rwanda, un génocide plus tard

Documentary consisting of black/white photos taken in 1996 and original Radio Libres des Milles Collines fragments.
French with French subtitles.
Directors: Eyal Sivan, Alexis Cordesse
Year: 1996
Watch here or below.

Author: Arif Kornweitz
Posted on: November 22, 2010

Radio la Benevolencija

Radio La Benevolencija Humanitarian Tools Foundation (La Benevolencija) is a Dutch NGO that works for the empowerment of groups and individuals that form the target of hate speech and ensuing acts. It broadcasts radio soaps, discussion-and educational programmes, in combination with grassroots activities that provide citizens in vulnerable societies with knowledge on how to resist [...]

Author: Eva Dekker
Posted on: November 5, 2010

The Use of Propaganda in the Rwandan Genocide; A Study of RTLM

This thesis analyzes the use of propaganda through RTLM in the genocide in 1994. The purpose of it is to develop a further understanding of its role.

Leave non to tell the story; genocide in Rwanda

Des Forges, A. (1999). Leave non to tell the story; genocide in Rwanda. USA: Human Rights Watch.
Alison des Forges was a Rwanda specialist who did extensive research on this genocide. In this book no subject is left out. She speaks of the history of the country, the ethnic differences, the politics before and during the [...]

Author: Eva Dekker
Posted on: June 30, 2010

We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families; stories from Rwanda

Gourevitch, P. (2000). We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families; stories from Rwanda. London: Picador.
Philip Gourevitch is a journalist who came to Rwanda about a year after the genocide took place. He was there to speak to the remaining Rwandan people about their experiences during this dreadful time. [...]

Author: Eva Dekker
Posted on: June 30, 2010

Explaining the 1994 genocide in Rwanda

Hintjens, H.M. (1999). Explaining the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The Journal of Modern African Studies, 37(2), 241-286.
Helen Hintjens offers a historic overview of Rwanda and explain what led to this genocide. A comparison is made between the Rwandan Tutsi’s en the Jews in nazi Germany. Hintjens explains how the plane crash of president Habyarimana led [...]

Author: Eva Dekker
Posted on: June 30, 2010

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 [...]

Author: Eva Dekker
Posted on: June 30, 2010

What is the relationship between hate radio and violence? Rethinking Rwanda’s “Radio machete”

Strauss, S. (2007). What is the relationship between hate radio and violence? Rethinking Rwanda’s “Radio machete”. Politics & Society, 35(4), 609-637.
In this article Scott Straus provides a very interesting view of the relationship between the radio and violence in Rwanda. In most articles the role of RTLM in the genocide is seen as instrumental, while [...]

Author: Eva Dekker
Posted on: June 30, 2010

Shake hands with the devil; the failure of humanity in Rwanda

Dallaire, R. (2003). Shake hands with the devil; the failure of humanity in Rwanda. London: Arrow books.
Romeo Dallaire is a former military commander  of the UN mission in Rwanda. In his book he tells his story about how he experienced the genocide in Rwanda. He elaborates on his attempts to reconciliate the Hutu’s and the [...]

Author: Eva Dekker
Posted on: June 30, 2010
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