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The first part of AlJazeera’s Listening Post looks at the much-ignored, bloody and devastating civil war in the Ivory Coast, including a look at the role of the state-led media.

The show reveals the extent to which the role of the government controlled the narrative of state elections via media as a precursor to the deadly battle between residents that ensued.

Most interestingly, it points out the films opposing media channels used in an effort to arouse particular emotions in audiences—Downfall on anti-government media, a German film about the power-hungry Adolf Hitler and Hotel Rwanda on pro-government media, that showed the dangers of UN-involvement and drove fear of genocide into the people.

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