THE INFLUENCE OF THE MASS MEDIA IN UNSOCIAL WELFARE VIOLENCE AND RWANDA 1994 GENOCIDE OF TUTSIS: A CASE STUDY OF RADIO STATION

Amir Murwanashyaka

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The researcher carried out the study of mass media in unsocial welfare violence in Rwanda genocide of Tutsis of 1994: A case study of Radio station. The research focused on the radio because the majority of the people both literate and illiterate use transistor radios as source of information especially in the period of war. The research was guided by the following objectives: To find out how media influences violence; To find out the factors causing violence in public; To identify the common types of violent behaviour displayed and effects of such violence in society. The Research design was a case study. This was because the researcher wanted to study in depth how the radio stations influenced unsocial welfare behaviour in Rwanda genocide of Tutsis of 1994. The researcher used purposive and random sampling technique when selecting the respondents. It was found out that radio stations used incivility and this incited peoples to violence which led to mass killing. The study also found that there was no direct law forbidding unethical radio presentations in Rwanda. The hypothesis is accepted and concludes that there was sufficient evidence at the 0.05 level of significance, that violent behaviour affects society at all angles. The study recommended that Information might be provided by people, who are experienced in dealing with civil disorders and always able to sort out fact from rumours to avoid confusion.

 

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