Rwandan genocide

Rwanda - The Warped Solidarity of Hate

How propaganda convinced ordinary people to believe that genocidal murder was a civic duty
In the second part of his series on the mechanics of hate, Allan Little explores how a relentless propaganda campaign fuelled the genocide in Rwanda. We hear how a radio station helped create a perverse moral climate where killing your neighbour felt like the right thing to do. With the help of psychologists and genocide experts, Little learns how human beings can be primed to believe that murderous hatred is a virtue and that eliminating your colleagues and even your friends is a civic duty.
Presenter: Allan Little
Producer: Xavier Zapata
Editor: Helen Grady
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