Sarajevo’s haven of peace – a reminder, from the BBC, of the spirit in which Radio La Benevolencija HTF was founded 09.08.2023
Radio La Benevolencija Humanitarian Tools Foundation was inspired by La Benevolencija Sarajevo, a local humanitarian organization set up by members of the city’s Jewish community, which played a unique role during the Bosnian war (1992-1995) – where it emerged as a beacon of hope amidst the conflict.
In a powerful conversation with Jakob Finci, former vice president of the Jewish community during that tumultuous period, the motivation behind their actions comes to light. Listen to the interview here.
Radio La Benevolencija’s George Weiss on a panel at the Eradicate Hate Global Summit – Panel 4.10 Education Through Entertainment 21.09.2022
Delivering messages to those most at risk of participating in violent extremism is a specialized task and this panel will explore whether “entertainment education” – including video games, TV, sport, and other media – can be effective avenues for message delivery.
- Moderator: Ross Frenett, Founder & CEO, Moonshot
- George Weiss, Founder & CEO of Radio La Benevolencija Humanitarian Tools Foundation
- Derek Silva, Associate Professor, King’s College, London
- Arvind Singhal, Ph.D., Samuel Shirley & Edna Holt Marston Professor, Director, Social Justice Initiative, Department of Communication, The University of Texas at El Paso
- Hana Hadzifejzovic, John Howard Society Ottawa
Watch the panel discussion here.
Radio La Benevolencija receives the Noel Markwell Media Award 16.07.2020
Radio La Benevolencija is very honoured to receive the Noel Markwell Media Award by the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). The award is presented to an individual or organization whose work best reflects the purposes and the spirit of ISPP, and that demonstrates concern for the political psychological factors that affect the world today.
The ISPP Award Committee considers the work of RLB extremely important in this day and age for promoting reconciliation, healing, and development in conflict-ridden societies. Read the article here.