This book deals with the Communist mass media, their structure, function and control, combining common features and variations in each country. It discusses the significance and consequences of the Helsinki accords and the Eastern record of implementation in 1975.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Communist Mass Media -- The Party’s Sharpest Weapon -- What is Newsworthy — and What is Not? -- Censorship, Secrecy and the Special Bulletins -- The International Dimension -- Western Broadcasts — A Lifeline of Information -- The Soviet Response — Jamming and Intimidation -- The Soviet Model and the ‘New World Order for Information’ -- From Helsinki to Madrid: Prospects for a Freer Exchange of Information -- A Test of Will in Belgrade -- Eastern Compliance with the Final Act -- Conclusions