Propaganda vs. Education: A Case Study of Hate Radio in Rwanda

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Propaganda vs. Education: A Case Study of Hate Radio in Rwanda

This article discusses whether education limits or exacerbates the effects of state sponsored propaganda on political violence. It provides evidence of the hypothesis that basic education can limit the effectiveness of propaganda by increasing access to alternative media sources. It shows that the propaganda disseminated by the “hate radio” station RTLM did not affect participation in violence in villages where education levels, as measured by literacy rates, were relatively high. A discussion of the potential underlying mechanisms driving the results is presented.

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    David Yanagizawa-Drott
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