An exposition and analysis of the development of propaganda, focusing on how the development of radio transformed the delivery and impact of propaganda and led to the use of radio to incite hatred and violence.
About the Author
KEITH SOMERVILLE teaches in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, UK. A journalist and academic, he worked for 28 years at the BBC World Service as a radio news editor and programme maker, and ran the BA in Journalism at Brunel University. He has published widely on conflict and foreign intervention in Africa, southern African politics and African media coverage.
'Keith Somerville has produced a penetrating analysis of the role of radio as a propaganda tool for the incitement of genocide. He provides wide ranging and painstaking explanations of key examples - Nazi Germany, the Balkans, Rwanda and post-election Kenya - to give a devastating picture of how broadcast media can systematically poison political debate and the public sphere. This comprehensive account will be of interest to historians as well as scholars of politics, communications and media.' - Suzanne Franks, City University, London, UK