Hate media

Other Names:
Hate radio

Disseminating hate is not confined to the radio, although as already pointed out this medium has the most impact. "Written hate" as opposed to "broadcast hate" leaves a more indelible impression as the words can be read over and over again and absorbed.


The most notorious hate radio in the Great Lakes region of Rwanda was Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines. Established in mid-1993, it attracted many listeners because it played good music and was "chatty and lively" compared to the rather staid state-owned Radio Rwanda. Privately-owned, with some of the major shareholders belonging to ex-president Juvenal Habyarimana's family, it became a vehicle for inciting the slaughter that followed his death, calling for a "final war" and for "exterminating the inyenzi (cockroaches)". It broadcast lists of people to be hunted down and exterminated. Consequently, some of the biggest names associated with the radio are on trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST