11Impacts of Dialogue Entre Congolais

This chapter explores how the programme Dialogue Entre Congolais (Dialogue hereafter) influences the perception of Congolese autochthons concerning descriptive levels of transformation and their attitude towards Rwandan Hutus. More broadly, it explores how media interventions that only provide “objective information” can influence the audience’s engagement with new democratic values and attitudes in a post-conflict setting.

Designing focus group discussion topics to elicit Autochthon participants’ perception of descriptive levels of transformation was critical to the entire research because of its implications on how groups perceive post-conflict changes and the role of the media therein. The core direction ...

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