Radio La Benevolencija produced one television talkshow, touching upon themes around the Continuum of Violence and the importance of active bystandership.
Ingiro Ikwiye Rwanda (2012)
In the television talk show ‘Ingiro Ikwiye’, host Emmanuel Rushingabigwi and a panel of six leading Rwandans analyse and discuss conflicts in other countries and discuss what could or should be done there.
The panel draws comparisons and finds similarities between the conflict situations in the different countries and the Rwandan history. In this process, the psychological motivation of the individual actors shaping the circumstances and crisis is analysed.
The themes of the programme are based on comparative psychological research into the psychology of perpetrators of hate crimes and mass violence.
Episode 1: Ivory Coast – Difficult life conditions
Episode 2: Kenya – In- and outgrouping
Episode 3: South Africa – Scapegoating
Episode 4: Iran – Destructive ideology
Episode 5: Bosnia – Cognitive dissonance and morality
Although every conflict is unique, this research reveals that, surprisingly, most of these atrocities evolve in a similar pattern: the continuum violence. Many places in the world experienced – and experience – a similar progression to violence as Rwanda saw in the past. From Syria to Ivory Coast, and from Kenya to Israel-Palestine.
Each episode a new panel analyses another country in conflict. Using lessons drawn from Rwandan history, the TV programme “Ingiro Ikwiye” asks its panel and its audience the question: If we were in a position to do so, what would we advise the people of these countries to do in order to move towards peace? This leads to debate on important themes in modern-day Rwanda.
Episode 6: Bahrain – The role of bystanders
Episode 7: Israel – Unhealed wounds
Episode 8: Libya – Uncritical respect for authority
Episode 9: Syria – Monolithic society
Episode 10: Sudan – From war to genocide