September 27-29, 2023 | Pittsburgh, PA
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Director, Radio La Benevolencija HTF, Amsterdam
George Weiss is the founder and CEO of Radio La Benevolencija Humanitarian Tools Foundation (“RLB”), an organization that sets up media projects to teach populations to resist hate speech and incitement to identity-based violence. RLB is one of the first to use long-duration nation-wide broadcast campaigns to mass audiences for the purpose of a citizen “inoculation” against scapegoating and propaganda, as well as teaching trauma healing techniques to wounded populations. Based on Weiss’ experiences working for La Benevolencija Sarajevo, a unique local NGO during the Bosnia War of 1992-95, RLB’s work promotes an agenda of sanity, empathy and mutual help among minorities and individuals who are target of hate speech- and those who want to protect them..
A Film- and Television Producer, Weiss moved into the emerging field of Humanitarian Activist Media in 2002 when he set up Radio La Benevolencija HTF. The organization’s African Great Lakes Reconciliation Media project – a regional violence prevention project still ongoing in Rwanda, the DR Congo and Burundi, has gained international acclaim for its unique combination of applied psychology with entertainment-education techniques. The methodology is currently applied in interventions to fight radicalization in the online- and videogaming space in 5 European countries.