'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
'Keith Somerville brings the intelligent, dispassionate and forensic analysis of a distinguished radio broadcaster and academic to his study of 'Hate radio' and propaganda. Radio Propaganda and the Broadcasting of Hatred is the most significant scholarly study of radio propaganda to be published in recent times. Disturbing, but essentially informative and enlightening, this study of 'hate radio' makes compelling reading and seems destined to become a classic within the media and journalism studies field.'
- Bob Franklin, The Cardiff School of Journalism, UK
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.