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The Bureaucracy Of Truth

How Communist Governments Manage The News, 1st Edition

By Paul Lendvai


285 pages

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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

About the Author

Paul Lendvai

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General